Integrated Physiology (11726.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate deep understanding of the relationship between structure and function in organ systems;
2. Integrate knowledge and analysis of systemic physiological changes occurring across the lifespan;
3. Analyse and predict age-related outcomes, drawing on knowledge of the structure and function of the organ systems to evaluate the implications of these changes;
4. Collect experimental data and apply physiological principles to the interpretation and validation of this data; and
5. Interrogate and analyse scientific journal articles with critical thinking and/or intellectual independence.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
PrerequisitesThis unit requires both 9808 Regional Anatomy and Physiology and 6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology. For students in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR the Bachelor of Science, Specialist major in (Biomedical Science), the prerequisite is 10298 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology only.
Equivalent units6532 Human Physiology and the Lifecycle
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Matt Rutar|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Matt Rutar|
Lists of texts/readings
Specific readings: Specific readings associated with lecture topics will be made available on the Integrated Physiology Canvas page.
Optional text: Tortora & Derrickson, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition, Wiley 2018 (E-Text). This is the text prescribed for Systemic Anatomy and Physiology and Regional Anatomy and Physiology, and is useful for refreshing your background knowledge gained during these prerequisite units. It is available as an E-text, and a limited number are also on short loan from the UC library. If you do not have access to the previously purchased E-text, we suggest using the library short loan or contacting the unit convenor directly.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Presentation (peer review) and Presentation (final), of the Physiology Research assignment, will be completed in-class. All other assessments will be completed on, or uploaded to, Canvas.
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. To achieve a passing grade or higher in this subject, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items;
- Achieve a mark of at least 45% on the Scenario-based final assessment; and
- Achieve a final aggregate mark of 50% or higher.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 24 hours of lectures (12 x 2 hours), 16 hours of tutorials (8 x 2 hours) and 8 hours (4 x 2 hours) of practicals. The remaining 102 hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks.
Your participation in both classes and online activities will enhance and your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
It should be noted that material covered in tutorials and practicals will be assessed in online Quizzes and the Scenario-based final assessment. Attendance in all these activities thus is highly recommended.
Required IT skills
Basic knowledge of internet browsers, Microsoft Office softwares or an equilvalent program package.
There are no specific costs associated with this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
Foundation of Unit
This unit involves research-led education and/or work-integrated learning. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out. The major assignment (journal article presentation and scientific summary) is designed to develop research skills in the student cohort.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (Canvas forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Provision of unit materials
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials, practicals, and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Absences, sickness, or personal circumstances
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed.