Advanced Physiology (8373.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Relate the interconnection of the bodys physiological control systems, homeostasis and the interrelationship of structure and function from a perspective that spans from conception to death;
2. Integrate their knowledge of the body systems to contrast normal physiology and anatomy with the effects of disease or degeneration;
3. Critically evaluate the implications of these changes;
4. Synthesise and apply this knowledge to real situations;
5. Work independently and with others as part of a group;
6. Communicate their views effectively both verbally and in writing;
7. Support their arguments with recent scientific literature; and
8. 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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesHuman Physiology and the Lifecycle.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Claire O'Brien|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Cindy Karouta|
Guyton and Hall, Textbook of Medical Physiology, 14th edition, ISBN: 9780323597128.
Available from the library (for loan) or the School Locker (for purchase) https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Your assignment and online quizzes will be submitted through Canvas, while your Mid-Semester and End-of-Semester Tests will be undertaken in class.
You can apply for an extension for your assignment before the due date as described above.
Any application for a deferred Mid-Semester or End-of-Semester Test must be done within 3 working days of the test commencement by emailing the unit convenor and providing documentation to support the deferral application.
Online quizzes should be completed in the time available (7 days).
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. The final mark for this unit is out of a possible 100 marks. To achieve a passing grade or higher in this subject, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items;
- Participate in 80% of laboratory and tutorial sessions (Please see Assessment Requirements);
- Achieve a combined (weighted) Mid-Semester and End-of-Semester test mark of at least 50%; 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 consists of 22 hours of lectures (11 x 2 hrs), 4 hours of tutorials (2 x 2 hrs) and 12 hours of practical classes (6 x 2 hrs). The remaining 112 hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks and reading of the text.
Participation in practical/tutorial classes is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded electronically. It is your responsibility that you record your attendance before you leave the class. You must participate in at least 80% of practical and tutorial classes to pass this unit (i.e. at least 7 out of 8 classes). In the event that you cannot attend your assigned practical class due to illness or unavoidable commitments, contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible to negotiate an alternate lab class later in the week (if available). In case of absence documentary evidence will be required.
Required IT skills
Basic knowledge of word processing software.
There are no specific costs associated with this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convenor's control could result in changes in the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials/practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.