Human Physiology and the Lifecycle (6532.6)
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|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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Integrate systemic changes that occur in normal physiology and anatomy across the lifecycle;
2. Evaluate the implications of these changes;
3. Synthesise and apply this knowledge to real situations;
4. Communicate their views effectively;
5. Support their arguments with recent scientific literature; and
6. Identify, critically analyse, interpret, debate and/or role play issues raised in the unit.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology and 9808 Regional Anatomy and Physiology.
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Lists of texts/readings
Specific readings: Specific readings associated with lecture topics will be made available on Canvas.
Optional text: E-text: Tortora & Derrickson, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition, Wiley 2018 (E-Text). https://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/principles-of-anatomy-physiology-2nd-asia-pacific-edition/
This text is the prescribed text for Systemic Anatomy and Physiology and Regional Anatomy and Physiology and is available as an E-text. A limited number are 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. This text is useful for refreshing knowledge gained during the prerequisite units.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Applications for extension to submission dates should be made using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address as the first point of call.
The Mid-semester Test, Presentation (peer review) and Presentation (final) 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 combined Mid-semester Test and Final Assessment of at least 50%; and
- Achieve a final aggregate mark of 50% or higher.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
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.
Responsibility for understanding and Deferred Exams
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
In the event a student misses the Mid-semester Test or either the Presentation (peer review) or Presenation (final), due to illness or other exceptional circumstances, the student must contact the unit convener and request a deferred test/assessment within 3 days of the scheduled test/assessment. The request must be made in writing (by email to email@example.com) and requires supportive documentation. Students must provide a medical certificate or other relevant documents as requested by the unit convener before sitting the deferred test/assessment. Failure to do so will result in failing the unit.
The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 24 hours of lectures (12 x 2 hrs), 16 hours of tutorials (8 x 2 hrs) and 6 hours (3 x 2 hrs) of workshops. The remaining 104 hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks.
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance 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 will be assessed in online quizzes and exams. Attendance at all tutorials 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, workshops, 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. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).