CHIR13010 - Systems and Pathology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will build upon your conceptual understanding of the causes, mechanisms and consequences of disease and dysfunction of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, haematopoietic, reproductive, respiratory, endocrine, renal and digestive systems. You will critically evaluate the multifactorial symptoms of dysfunction in order to infer the likely causative pathophysiological condition. Importance will be placed on understanding that different pathologies frequently cause a suite of similar symptoms but can nevertheless be differentiated on the basis of the combination, intensity and development of those symptoms. This knowledge will be used in conjunction with the examination protocols and procedures taught in Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 3, in order to formulate a differential diagnosis.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

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MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care

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BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology or MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology

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
  • Mackay
  • Sydney

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) 15%
2. Written Assessment 25%
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
The course is excessive in content. 'Have your Say' Course content will be reviewed at a potential workshop and if warranted, a curriculum review and subsequent proposal might ensue with the moving of some content into the Master's Program. (i.e. Skin, and EENT).
Many students do not seem willing to take responsibility for their learning, and wish to be provided with a completely prescriptive course. Observation and self-reflection As this observation is relevant across a number of courses, we need to explain in detail to students the rationale for the way we run our program.
The requirements for the assignment were unclear. 'Have your say' Assessment methods will be reviewed with either changing the nature of the assignment (making it more prescriptive) or using online tests and a final examination for assessment.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Compare the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common diseases.
  2. Explain the pathophysiological basis of symptoms and signs of common diseases, using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and pathology.
  3. Analyse the combination, intensity and chronological development of a client’s symptoms, to infer the most likely pathological cause.
  4. Explain the multifactorial nature of disease.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)    
2 - 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 - Written Assessment      
3 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

There are no prescribed textbooks

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Pathophysiology
Author/s: McCance and Heuther Year: 2014
Edition: 7 Publisher: Elsevier
City: St Louis State: Missouri
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note: If you purchased a text for Medical Pathophysiology, you may use that instead.

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), OR American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRobyn Beirman (r.beirman@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 course

Review of general pathology

  • Read Workbook pages 2-16.(Revision)
  • Complete all exercises in this section.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom
  • Commence activities in workbook, pages 17-48
Week 2 13-03-2017

Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 17-48.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom
  • Commence activities in workbook pages 49-75, after you have completed the on-line quiz.


Online quiz 1 due Sunday March19, at 18.00 AEST

(Disorders of the Cardiovascular System)

Week 3 20-03-2017

Disorders of the Haematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 49-75.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom
  • Commence activities in workbook, pages 76-103, after you have completed the on-line quiz.

Online quiz 2 due Sunday March 26,18.00 AEST (Disorders of the Haematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems)

Week 4 27-03-2017

Disorders of the Endocrine System

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 76-103.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom.
  • Commence activities in workbook pages 104-130, after you have completed the on-line quiz.

Online quiz 3 due Sunday April 2, 18.00 AEST(Disorders of the Endocrine System)

Week 5 03-04-2017

Disorders of the Digestive system 1

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 104-130.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom.
  • Commence activities in workbook pages 130-144, after you have completed the online quiz.

Online quiz 4 due Sunday April 9, 18.00 AEST

(Disorders of the Digestive System 1 )

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

Disorders of the Digestive System 2

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 130-144.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom.
  • Commence activities in workbook pages 145-160 after you have completed the on-line quiz.

Online quiz 5 due Sunday, April 23, 18.00 AEST

(Disorders of the Digestive System 2 )

Week 7 24-04-2017

Disorders of the Respiratory System 1

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 145-160.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom.
  • Commence activities in workbook pages 161-170.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Disorders of the Respiratory System 2

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 161-170.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom.
  • Commence activities in workbook pages 171-200, after you have completed the on-line quiz.

Online quiz 6 due Sunday, May 7, 18.00 AEST

(Disorders of the Respiratory System)

Week 9 08-05-2017

Disorders of the Urinary and Male Reproductive System

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 171-200
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom
  • Commence activities in workbook pages 201-216, after you have completed the on-line quiz.

Online quiz 7 due Sunday, May 14, 18.00 AEST

(Disorders of the Urinary System)

Week 10 15-05-2017

Disorders of the Female Reproductive System

  • Complete all activities in Workbook, pages 201-216.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom.
  • Completed the on-line quiz.

Online quiz 8 due Sunday, May 21, 18.00 AEST

(Disorders of the Male Reproductive System)

Week 11 22-05-2017

Revision

  • Complete revision exercises on Moodle.
  • Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom
  • Complete the final online quiz.

Online quiz 9 due Sunday, May 28, 18.00 AEST

(Disorders of the Female Reproductive System)

Written Assessment Due Monday (22 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision

Complete revision exercises on Moodle.

Attend tutorial, conducted via Zoom.

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

Written examination

The tutorial for this unit will be conducted via Zoom. This means you can join the class from anywhere as long as you have your computer/tablet/smart phone etc.

However, for Brisbane students we have allocated a room for you to use - 6.07. This is due to the larger number of students enrolled in the unit at that campus.

You will find details on how to connect to Zoom on the Moodle web page.

The meeting number for your CHIR13010 tutorials is 3926507062.

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

On-line quizzes will need to be completed during weeks 2-6 and 8-11 . They will be available for access between 08.00 Monday until 18.00 the following Sunday. Each quiz will be based on work that has been completed during that week. There will be no extension due to unforeseen technical problems or Internet connectivity, so please do not leave it to to the end of the availability period to complete.

You will be allowed one attempt only for each quiz, which will need to be completed within a specified period of time. This will vary between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the topic. Please check the instructions each week, to ensure you are familiar with your time constraints.

Number of Quizzes 9
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Sundays at 18.00 AEST, at the end of weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11
Return Date to Students Results with feedback will become available to students, at the time of closure of each quiz.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

As the questions asked in each quiz will be objective in style (eg multiple choice), answers will be computer marked as either correct or incorrect. Some questions will require you to demonstrate a knowledge of facts, while others will require you to use your interpretive or analytical skills.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Submission Online

Complete via quiz link located in the appropriate week.

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

1. Compare the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common diseases.

3. Analyse the combination, intensity and chronological development of a client’s symptoms, to infer the most likely pathological cause.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

An understanding of disease processes is vital in the development of diagnostic skills. Being able to perceive each piece of information as a 'clue', and to use these clues to analyse any given scenario, is an essential step. This assignment aims to test your abilities in this area.

There will be 5 parts to the assignment.The full assignment will be found on the Moodle page.

Part A: Using each of the following sets of clues, determine the disease that best fits. In some questions, there is more than one correct response. The number of answers will be indicated in these situations. Please restrict your answers to those diseases studied in this unit. (40 marks)

Part B: Using each of the following sets of clues, determine the disease that best fits. In these, the answer will be a disease which you have not studied. You will be required to analyse each clue and use the internet to determine the correct answer. (10 marks)

Part C: Each of the following statements is incorrect. Please rewrite them so they are correct, by altering the text. Do NOT simply add the words ‘do not’, ‘does not’ or ‘may’ to the sentence. (20 marks)

Part D: For each of the following items listed in Column A, select the appropriate sets of information in column B, and place them in the correct order in Column C, so that they explain that mechanism.

Note: Not all items in Column B will be used. (20 marks)

Part E: Many diseases have a multifactorial aetiology. Using as a source the diseases which you have studied this term, create a list of all those in which autoimmunity is believed to play a role. (10 marks)


Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment is designed so you will be able to demonstrate:

1. your understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms in reference to a broad spectrum of systemic diseases.

2. your ability to analyse data, and thus deduce the most likely disease associated with that data

3. your skill in discriminating between correct and incorrect data.

There are 5 parts to the assignment:

Part A: 40 questions, 1 mark each

Part B: 5 questions, 2 marks each

Part C: 20 questions, 1 mark each

Part D: 20 questions, 1 mark each

Part E: 1 question, 10 marks

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Please submit via Assessment Block on CHIR13010 Moodle site

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

1. Compare the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common diseases.

2. Explain the pathophysiological basis of symptoms and signs of common diseases, using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and pathology.

4. Explain the multifactorial nature of disease.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 60%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 120 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. Compare the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common diseases.

2. Explain the pathophysiological basis of symptoms and signs of common diseases, using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and pathology.

3. Analyse the combination, intensity and chronological development of a client’s symptoms, to infer the most likely pathological cause.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy


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