BMSC11002 - Human Body Systems 2
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will study the anatomy and physiology of the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems (of the human body). Further, you will also study the physiological regulation of these body systems, as well as their integrated role in the maintenance of health and/or development of disease.

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 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • 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 enjoyed the way the course was set up and appreciated that the delivery was simplified. Student feedback Continue to enhance the structure of the course and, when the opportunity arises, simplify the delivery.
Students enjoyed several short lectures, as opposed to one long lecture. Student feedback Continue to make improvements to the quality of the lectures and try to maintain a high-quality product (video content, written resources, etc) that helps increases the chance of students' success.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the principal structural features of the human body as they pertain to the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems.
  2. Discuss the role and the physiological regulation of the of the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems in the human body.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
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
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 packaged with the Real Anatomy software and a WileyPlus access card.

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 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 10-07-2017

Unit Introduction

The Special Senses

Chapter 16

Week 2 17-07-2017

The Endocrine System

Chapter 17
Week 3 24-07-2017

The Cardiovascular System: The Blood

Chapter 18

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

Week 4 31-07-2017

The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

Chapter 19
Week 5 07-08-2017 The Cardiovascular System: The Blood Vessels
Chapter 20

Progress Quiz 2 opens on Week 5, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 6, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

No Lectures

Week 6 21-08-2017

The Lymphatic System and Immunity

Chapter 21

Week 7 28-08-2017 The Respiratory System

Chapter 22

Progress Quiz 3 opens on Week 7, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 8, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 8 04-09-2017

The Digestive System

Chapter 23

Week 9 11-09-2017

The Urinary System

Chapter 24

Progress Quiz 4 opens on Week 9, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 10, Friday, 17:00 AEST)
Week 10 18-09-2017

The Reproductive Systems and Development

Chapter 25

Week 11 25-09-2017

The Reproductive Systems and Development

Chapter 25

Progress Quiz 4 opens on Week 11, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 12, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 12 02-10-2017

Unit Revision

Exam Preparation

Review All Previous Chapters

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quizzes
Task Description

1. There will be five separate online quizzes to assess your knowledge of the unit material.
2. Each quiz will have 15 questions. These questions may be similar to those presented in the weekly non-graded revision quizzes and may contain information that is covered in the online practicals. Note: online practicals are not graded.
3. You will be allowed three attempts at each quiz. It is not compulsory to attempt each quiz three times. The highest grade you achieve will serve as your final score for that quiz.
4. Your score from each quiz will contribute 10% to your final grade (5 quizzes x 10% = 50%).
5. There is a minimum requirement in the assessment task: 45%.
6. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after the assigned date.
7. Dates that each quiz open and close are outlined below. These assessment tasks must be completed on or before the due dates listed.

Quiz Number Topic Examined Time / Date the Quiz Opens Time / Date the Quiz Closes
Progress Quiz 1 Week 1, 2 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 3 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 4
Progress Quiz 2 Week 3, 4, 5 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 5 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 6
Progress Quiz 3 Week 6, 7 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 7 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 8
Progress Quiz 4 Week 8, 9 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 9 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 10
Progress Quiz 5 Week 10, 11 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 11 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 12

You will find more details of the Progress Quizzes on the unit Moodle site.

Number of Quizzes 5
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date A new Progress Quiz will open in Week 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 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 50%
Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum score (75) that can be accumulated from the five Progress Quizzes equals 50% 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

1. Discuss the principal structural features of the human body as they pertain to the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems.

2. Discuss the role and the physiological regulation of the of the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems in the human body.

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

1. Communication

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. Discuss the principal structural features of the human body as they pertain to the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems.

2. Discuss the role and the physiological regulation of the of the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems in the human body.

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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