BIOH11006 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

On successful completion, students will have a detailed understanding of the normal functioning of the human body. Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body, including the nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, renal, endocrine, immune and reproductive systems. Students will be able to explain the role of regulatory and feedback control systems in maintaining body functions within effective operational limits.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology.

Residential Schools

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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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

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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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
3. Examination 60%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students struggle in understanding what is expected in the written assignment. Staff observation/reflection Lectures will be pre-recorded and made available to students ahead of time.
Students found the unit to be well-presented and informative. Many students enjoyed the shorter pre-recorded lectures and felt the hand-drawn diagrams aided their learning Unit Evaluations and email This style of presentation will be used in future offerings with the addition of 'live' tutorial sessions
Students would like lecture content availible earlier. Unit Evaluations The previous term's lectures will be provided on the Moodle site. This will aid those students who may want to walk ahead of the schedule.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.
  2. Discuss the concepts and processes of homeostatic regulation and feedback within the human body.
  3. Explain the neuronal and hormonal control mechanisms of human body systems.
  4. Describe the interplay of factors involved in normal system function and how these are usually kept within effective operational limits.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical and Written Assessment      
3 - 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        
4. Information Literacy        
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice        

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
1 - Online Quiz(zes)              
2 - Practical and Written Assessment          
3 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

Human Anatomy and Physiology, Global Edition
Author/s: Erin C Amerman Year: 2016
Edition: 1st Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed USA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This is the same text used for BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy & Physiology

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorCandice Pullen (c.pullen@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Energy

Metabolism

Quiz 1 opens

Week 2 13-03-2017

Muscle Physiology

Quiz 2 opens

Week 3 20-03-2017

The Peripheral Nervous System

Quiz 3 opens

Week 4 27-03-2017

The Central Nervous System

Quiz 4 opens

Week 5 03-04-2017

The General and Special Senses

Quiz 5 opens

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Study break

Week 6 17-04-2017

Cardiovascular Physiology: The Heart and blood vessels

Quiz 6 opens

Written Assignment Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Blood & The Lymphatic System

The Endocrine System

Quiz 7 opens

Week 8 01-05-2017 The Respiratory System

Quiz 8 opens

Week 9 08-05-2017

Homeostasis

Urinary System

Quiz 9 opens

Week 10 15-05-2017

The Immune System

Quiz 10 opens

Week 11 22-05-2017

Reproduction

Quiz 11 opens

Week 12 29-05-2017

Cells and Genetics

Quiz 12 opens

Weekly Quizzes Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Weekly Quizzes
Task Description

There will be a ten (10) question multiple choice quiz for each week (12 quizzes in total). A new quiz will open each week.

Students will have two attempts, with the highest score being counted towards their final grade. A second attempt cannot be made until 24 hours have elapsed after the first attempt. More details are available on the Moodle site.

All quizzes remain open until the Friday of Week 12 but students are encouraged to make at least one attempt each week.

Please note that there is a minimum grade of 30% for this assessment item.

Number of Quizzes 12
Frequency of Quizzes Weekly
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Marks will be available at completion of each quiz
Weighting 20%
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 30% of total marks
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.

2. Discuss the concepts and processes of homeostatic regulation and feedback within the human body.

3. Explain the neuronal and hormonal control mechanisms of human body systems.

4. Describe the interplay of factors involved in normal system function and how these are usually kept within effective operational limits.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assignment
Task Description
  • Check Moodle for a more detailed description of the assessment item
  • There are two parts of this assessment.
  • There is a minimum grade of 30% associated with this assessment item.

Overview:

Part A:

John Smith is a 60 year old patient with diabetes. He regularly attends the clinic where you are completing your placement. During a regular check-up, you notice that Mr. Smith is having trouble reading and is very sensitive to glare. On checking his file, it becomes evident that he has very poorly managed blood sugar levels and is also hypertensive. He is referred to an eye care specialist.

During a follow-up visit, Mr. Smith mentions that the specialist has diagnosed him with diabetic retinopathy. Mr. Smith doesn’t understand how his long-standing diabetes can result in him potentially losing his sight and has asked you to help him understand the anatomy of the eye and how diabetes can affect the normal function of the eye.

Your task:

Write a short essay to explain the anatomy of the eye, how vision is achieved and briefly discuss how high blood sugar can damage the retina. Be sure to use language that Mr. Smith will understand; he has not studied science since high school. In you explanation you must include at least one (1) hand drawn labelled diagram that clearly shows the anatomy of the eye. The following must be labelled on your diagram: the optic nerve, optic disc, retina, iris, pupil, lens, suspensory ligaments and the cornea.

Part B

At-home tests

Perform the following tests to assess vison in 3 volunteers.

  • Test for near-point accommodation
  • Visual acuity
  • Blind spot
  • Examination of binocular vision

More details will be available on the Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Marks will be awarded for writing skills, essay content, practical tests, answers to questions, research and referencing. Marks will be deducted for plagiarism and copying. A detailed marking scheme is available on the Moodle site.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 30%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA) or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please submit a single doc, docx or rtf file only.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 60%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.

2. Discuss the concepts and processes of homeostatic regulation and feedback within the human body.

3. Explain the neuronal and hormonal control mechanisms of human body systems.

4. Describe the interplay of factors involved in normal system function and how these are usually kept within effective operational limits.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking


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