MPAT12001 - Medical Pathophysiology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

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

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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

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
  • Distance

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) 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 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
Some students commended the lectures module structure. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will continue to improve lectures further maintaining module structure.
Some students found the prescribed textbook interesting, concise and relevant for their degree programs. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will continue to use the same textbook.
Some students could not locate some information on the course Moodle site related to assessment tasks. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will continue to implement Moodle consistency template.
Students from different degree programs felt they have different content amount needs. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will discuss and review lecture content with Discipline Leaders and Head of Programs.
Some students commended the introduction of the Concept Map assessment task, but some students were unclear about it. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will provide more information on Concept Maps with more examples.
Some students were not familiar with the process of peer-evaluation. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will provide more detailed marking rubric for peer-evaluation.
Some students were satisfied with traditional assessment tasks such as the online quiz, and commended on the depth and frequency of them. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will continue to improve the exisiting assessment tasks further.
Some students found the content of the pre-recorded lectures long. “Have your say” student feedback. Staff will discuss and review lecture content with Discipline Leaders and Head of Programs.
Some students were unsure of the relevance of Pathophysiology for their disciplines. “Have your say” student feedback. Short video testimonials from Discipline Leaders and Head of Programs will be developed to explain the relevance of Pathophysiology in their disciplines.
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
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 - Online Quiz(zes)          
3 - Online Test          
4 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

Applied Pathophysiology: A Conceptual Approach to the Mechanisms of Disease
Author/s: Carie A. Braun, Cindy M. Anderson Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Cmap Tools to develop concept maps (freeware: http://cmap.ihmc.us/cmaptools/ )
  • Microsoft Power Point or free Google Slide (https://www.google.com.au/slides/about/ ) or free Prezi Edu Enjoy (https://prezi.com/ )
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 CoordinatorHenrik Pallos (h.pallos@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

Topic 1

Introduction to Pathophysiology

Altered Cells and Tissues

Chapter 1 & 2 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet online selection site opens on Week 1, Monday 09:00 AEST (closes on Week 4, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 2 13-03-2017

Topic 2

Inflammation and Tissue Repair

Chapter 3 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Topic 3

Altered Cellular Proliferation and Differentiation

Chapter 7 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Progress Quiz 1 opens on Week 3, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 4, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 4 27-03-2017

Topic 4

Altered Fluid, Electrolyte Balance

Altered Acid-Base Balance

Chapter 8 & 9 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet online submission site opens on Week 4, Friday 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 8, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 5 03-04-2017

Topic 5

Altered Neuronal Transmission

Chapter 10 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Topic 6

Altered Somatic and Special Sensory Function

Chapter 12 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Progress Quiz 2 opens on Week 6, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 7, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Topic 7

Altered Hormonal and Metabolic Regulation

Chapter 13 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Topic 8

Altered Reproductive Function

Chapter 14 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet online peer assessment site opens on Week 8, Friday 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 10, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 9 08-05-2017

Topic 9

Altered Ventilation and Diffusion

Chapter 15 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Progress Quiz 3 opens on Week 9, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 10, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 10 15-05-2017

Topic 10

Altered Perfusion

Chapter 16 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Topic 11

Altered Nutrition

Chapter 17 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Case Study Analysis opens on Week 11, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 12, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 12 29-05-2017

Topic 12

Altered Elimination

Chapter 18 of the prescribed textbook and all video-streamed lectures and lecture slides.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Progress Quiz
Task Description

There will be three open book Progress Quizzes, each comprising of 15 questions. A Progress Quiz will open in Week 3, 6 and 9 on Friday at 17:00 AEST. Each Progress Quiz must be completed by 17:00 AEST the Friday of the following academic week. You will find more details of the Progress Quizzes on the unit Moodle site.

Number of Quizzes 3
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date A new Progress Quiz will open in Week 3, 6 and 9 on Friday at 17:00 AEST. Each Progress Quiz must be completed by 17:00 AEST the Friday of the following academic week.
Return Date to Students Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum score (45) that can be accumulated from the three Progress Quizzes equals 20% of the total unit marks.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 45%
Submission Online

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

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.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Clinical Model Assignment
Task Description

You must choose two clinical models on the unit Moodle site: one under Clinical Model Selection for Concept Map, and one under Clinical Model Selection for Disease Awareness Pamphlet. They must be different and from different weekly topics. Your selection is final, you will not be able to change it. The available clinical models are from your textbook and differ in level of difficulty, hence, will have different weights in the marking rubric. First come has first choice. If you do not select the two clinical models by the due date, your unit coordinator will allocate you two clinical models.
The assignment has two parts:

Part 1. You must submit online one Concept Map and one Disease Awareness Pamphlet.

Part 2. You must assess online three other Concept Maps and three other Disease Awareness Pamphlets. The assessment is anonymous.

No late submissions will be permitted. If you do not complete Part 1 or Part 2 by the due dates, you will receive a mark of zero for that part.

You will find more details of the Clinical Model Assignment on the unit Moodle site.

Number of Quizzes 2
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet submission: Week 8, Friday 17:00 AEST; Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet assessment: Week 10, Friday 17:00 AEST
Return Date to Students Marks will be available upon evaluation phase closure in Revision Week.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet each are 10% of the total unit marks. There is a minimum requirement of 45% for each, the Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet.

Part 1 mark: Your peers will assess your Concept Map according to accuracy, content, connection, structure, concept presentation, language, format, overall, similarity and content difficulty and your Disease Awareness Pamphlet according to accuracy, content, interview, reflection, visual appeal, language, format, overall, similarity and content difficulty. The marking rubric is available on the unit Moodle site. The final mark for each submission (the Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet) is the average of the marks given by your peer reviewers. The maximum mark for each submission is 7% (see table below).

Part 2 mark: You will also receive marks for assessing others' submission. Moodle will compare your assessment with your peers' assessments of the same clinical model. Based on how close your assessment is to the average assessment score of the same clinical model you will receive a mark. The maximum mark for the peer assessment is 3% (see table below).

Your lecturer will monitor the peer assessment for biases.

Concept Map Disease Awareness Pamphlet
Part 1 mark: Mark of your submission assessed by peers 7% 7%
Part 2 mark: Mark for assessing your peer's submission 3% 3%
Total 10% 10%
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 45%
Submission Online

The submitted Concept Map must be jpeg format, the submitted Disease Awareness Pamphlet must be pdf format.

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

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.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Online Test

Assessment Title Case Study Analysis
Task Description

There will be one open book Case Study Analysis quiz comprising of 20 questions and calculations. The Case Study Analysis quiz will open in Week 11, on Friday at 17:00 AEST. The quiz will close in Week 12, on Friday at 17:00 AEST. You will find more details of the Case Study Analysis quiz on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 12, Friday 17:00 AEST
Return Date to Students Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum score (20) from the quiz equals 10% of the total unit marks.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 45%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

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.

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 - 45%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only.
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

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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