6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery.
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This unit is the first in a sequence of two biomedical science units that provides foundation knowledge of human anatomy and physiology relevant for allied health professions.
This unit develops skills in the critical evaluation of evidence and promotes an awareness of the changing nature of medical knowledge.
The major themes of study are the structural levels of body organisation, communication via the nervous and endocrine systems, the reproductive system and early stages of human development. Topics include the chemical and cellular basis of human life; integration of body functions and homeostasis; the structure and function of the integumentary system; the nervous system; the endocrine system; and the reproductive system.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Identify levels of structural organisation within the body and discuss how primary tissue types cooperate to form organ systems using integumentary system as an example;
- Describe and explain homeostatic control mechanisms and how they maintain conditions in the internal environment necessary for optimal organ system function;
- Outline the structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems, and explain how they facilitate the integration of organ system function and homeostasis;
- Delineate the processes of gametogenesis and fertilisation in the context of male and female reproductive structures;
- Analyse and interpret data utilising an evidenced-based approach to understand patient symptoms.
- Weekly online quizzes (MCQ) (10%)
- Mid-semester test (MCQ) (45 minutes) (20%)
- End-of-semester test (MCQ) (45 minutes) (20%)
- Examination (mix of MCQ and/or EMQ, plus SAQ) (2 hours) (50%) (Hurdle)
Hurdle: Students must pass the Examination to pass the unit.
6 hours of directed study per week, including 2 hours of lectorials, 2 hours of tutorials, 1 hour of pre-and post-class activities per week and 2 hours of practical per fortnight.
6-7 hours of student-directed study per week.
Total = 12 hours per week
See also Unit timetable information
Off-campus attendance requirements
Students are required to attend all scheduled tutorials and practical classes unless documentary evidence (such as a medical certificate, statutory declaration etc.) is provided. Minimum attendance to pass the unit is 80% of all scheduled tutorials and practical classes. Students are required to complete a minimum of 80% of all prescribed pre- and post-class activities.