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MPAT12001 - Medical Pathophysiology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is for students in the course CG91 (Bachelor of Medical Sonography and the Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography), CG92 (Bachelor of Medical Imaging), CG93 (Bachelor of Medical Science) and CB85 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). It builds upon prerequisite units in human anatomy and physiology to develop a conceptual understanding of disease and dysfunction, with emphasis on the effects of disease upon normal physiological systems. The unit content is presented in a way that fosters (a) an understanding of the widespread effects that dysfunction of a particular organ or system of the human body has upon upon other systems and (b) the ability to critically evaluate symptoms of dysfunction and predict the outcome. Topics include both benign and malignant dysfunction of cell growth and division, followed by dysfunction of the circulatory, cardiac, respiratory, renal, nervous, digestive, endocrine, skeletal, integumentary, reproductive and sensory systems.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ALLH11005 and ALLH11004 OR BMSC11001 and BMSC11002

This unit is NOT available to students who have only completed BIOH11005 and BIOH11006

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2016

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
3. Online Test 10%
4. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.7% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students felt certain topics were covered in too much depth.
Recommendation
Content relevant to each course to be reviewed and re-recorded.
Action Taken
Lectures have been revised and rerecorded.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Most students enjoyed the online practice quiz opportunities.
Recommendation
Keep the online practice quizzes and continue developing new questions.
Action Taken
Online practice quizzes have been retained and updated
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students disliked the pre-recorded lectures and the style of content delivery.
Recommendation
Update the pre-recorded lectures and style of delivery through green screen recording.
Action Taken
Pre-recorded lectures have been updated with greenscreen recording
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students were disappointed by the lack of engagement and interactions of other students in the live tutorial.
Recommendation
Introduce more active learning tasks in live tutorials.
Action Taken
Tutorials content have been updated and more student engagement tasks such as case studies and calculations practice questions have been introduced.
Source: Head of Courses
Feedback
The unit content had determined following consultation in 2017 with the Heads of Courses of the various health professional courses for which this unit is core. Despite that, there was a wide range of student satisfaction with the depth of content in the unit
Recommendation
Do a follow-up consultation with the Heads of Courses regarding the scope of the unit and communicate the results to students
Action Taken
Consultations with Head of Courses is ongoing.
Source: have your say
Feedback
Students found weekly quizzes; tutorials, end of term practice quiz very useful to extend their understanding of unit content.
Recommendation
Continue to update weekly quizzes and the delivery of weekly tutorial sessions to engage with students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: have your say
Feedback
Students felt they were well supported through clear and timely communication.
Recommendation
Continue to maintain clear and timely communications with students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: reflection by teaching team and feedback from students
Feedback
The multiple pass/fail quizzes are better suited to be ungraded student learning supports rather than a pass/fail assessment task.
Recommendation
Review the assessment strategy.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: have your say
Feedback
Some students expressed their dissatisfaction on difficulties on how to navigate through the Moodle page.
Recommendation
Provide more help and information regarding how to navigate through the Moodle page and content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Argue the physiological consequences, symptoms and effects on health of specific dysfunction of organs and systems.
  2. Explain how the interdependence of human physiological systems can result in disease of one organ having widespread effects.
  3. Explain the mechanisms that cause altered cell growth and differentiation and the consequences of these changes upon health.
  4. Describe the major causes, symptoms and consequences of dysfunction of the cardiovascular, reproductive, nervous, skeletal, respiratory, integumentary, endocrine, renal, digestive and sensory systems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Online Test
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4 - Examination
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Online Test