BMSC11001 - Human Body Systems 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

You should be able to understand and discuss human body system organisation and functional anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems on successful completion of this unit. Mastery of anatomical terminology and the concept of the homeostatic mechanism will be explored. Your knowledge and skills will be developed through a series of coursework exercises and online practical sessions. Distance education (FLEX) students will be required to have access to a computer to make frequent use of internet resources and to complete assessment tasks.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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) 50%
2. 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 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 appreciated that the course coordinator visited each campus where this course is offered internally during term. Student feedback Coordinator will continue to visit each campus. Staff will also look into ways to ensure other face-to-face activities can be included into the course.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Use anatomical and directional terminology appropriately
  2. Explain the concept of homeostasis as it relates to physiological functioning
  3. Summarise the structure and function of cellular organelles and their effect on cellular metabolism
  4. Detail mechanisms for cellular transport and communication
  5. Recognise tissue types in the structure and function of body organs using the cutaneous system as an example
  6. Discuss the functional anatomy of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems
  7. Discuss the physiology of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems
  8. Explain the role of the skeletal and muscular systems in support and locomotion
  9. Explain the role of the nervous system in integration and control of body function

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

Anatomy and Physiology From Science to Life
Author/s: G.W. Jenkins, G.J Tortora Year: 2013
Edition: Third Edition Publisher: Wiley
Country: United States of America
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This book is can be packaged with Real Anatomy software and a WileyPlus access card. The Real Anatomy software and WileyPlus access card are not essential study resources, all assessment items are prepared only using the textbook, but we have recommended these additional items as students often ask us to recommend online study resources.

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 Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRebecca Vella (r.vella@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

Introduction to the Human Body

1

Week 2 13-03-2017

The Chemical Level of Organization

2

Week 3 20-03-2017

The Cellular Level of Organization

3

Week 4 27-03-2017

The Tissue Level of Organization / The Integumentary System

4 & 5

Week 5 03-04-2017

Introduction to the Skeletal System / The Axial Skeleton

6 & 7

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

No classes scheduled

Week 6 17-04-2017

The Appendicular Skeleton / Articulations

8 & 9

Week 7 24-04-2017

Introduction to the Nervous System

12

Week 8 01-05-2017

The Central Nervous System

13

Week 9 08-05-2017

The Peripheral Nervous System / Sensory Motor and Integrative Systems

14 & 15

Week 10 15-05-2017

Muscle Tissue

10

Week 11 22-05-2017

The Muscular System

11

Week 12 29-05-2017

Course revision and preparation for examination

Check your personal examination schedule via your CQUni account.

Topic Quizzes Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Topic Quizzes
Task Description

There will be four 30 minute, online quizzes held through out the term to assess your knowledge of the unit material. Each quiz will be comprised of 25 questions. These questions will be similar to those presented in the weekly formative revision quizzes throughout term. Keep in mind that your questions may differ to those of classmates since they will be generated randomly from a pool of questions.

You will be allowed two attempts at each quiz. It is not compulsory to attempt each quiz twice, it is an opportunity for students to improve their grade. Importantly if you do decide to attempt a quiz twice your final score will be the average result from both quizzes (For example - if on the first attempt you score 22/25 and on your second attempt you score 20/25 then you will receive 21/25 as your final mark for this assessment item).

Your score from each individual quiz will contribute 12.5% to your final grade (4 quizzes x 12.5% = 50%).

Specific dates that each quiz will open and close are outlined in the table below. Please note that these assessment tasks must be completed on or before the due dates listed in the table below. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date, and there will be no opportunity to apply a late penalty of five per cent per day.


Quiz Number Topic Examined Time / Date the Quiz Opens Time / Date the Quiz Closes
1 Introduction to the human body, the chemical, cellular and tissue level of organization and the integumentary system (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
9:00am (AEST) Friday the 31st of March 2017 (Week 4) 5:00pm (AEST) Friday the 2nd of June 2017 (Week 12)
2 Introduction to the skeletal system,the axial and appendicular skeleton and articulations (Chapters 6, 7, 8 & 9) 9:00am (AEST) Friday the 21st of April 2017 (Week 6) 5:00pm (AEST) Friday the 2nd of June 2017 (Week 12)
3 Introduction to the nervous system, the central and peripheral nervous systems and sensory motor and integrative functions (Chapters 12, 13, 14 & 15) 9:00am (AEST) Friday the 12th of May 2017 (Week 9) 5:00pm (AEST) Friday the 2nd of June 2017 (Week 12)
4 Muscle tissue and the muscular system (Chapters 10 & 11)
9:00am (AEST) Friday the 26th of May 2017 (Week 11) 5:00pm (AEST) Friday the 2nd of June 2017 (Week 12)


Number of Quizzes 4
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Students will receive their score on completion of each quiz.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

One mark per correct answer.

Submission Online

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

1. Use anatomical and directional terminology appropriately

2. Explain the concept of homeostasis as it relates to physiological functioning

3. Summarise the structure and function of cellular organelles and their effect on cellular metabolism

4. Detail mechanisms for cellular transport and communication

5. Recognise tissue types in the structure and function of body organs using the cutaneous system as an example

6. Discuss the functional anatomy of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems

7. Discuss the physiology of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems

8. Explain the role of the skeletal and muscular systems in support and locomotion

9. Explain the role of the nervous system in integration and control of body function

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
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. Use anatomical and directional terminology appropriately

2. Explain the concept of homeostasis as it relates to physiological functioning

3. Summarise the structure and function of cellular organelles and their effect on cellular metabolism

4. Detail mechanisms for cellular transport and communication

5. Recognise tissue types in the structure and function of body organs using the cutaneous system as an example

6. Discuss the functional anatomy of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems

7. Discuss the physiology of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems

8. Explain the role of the skeletal and muscular systems in support and locomotion

9. Explain the role of the nervous system in integration and control of body function

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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