ANAT SC 1102 - Human Anatomy and Physiology IA
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ANAT SC 1102 Course Human Anatomy and Physiology IA Coordinating Unit Medical Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Are you studying in health and medical sciences, preparing for a health-related career, or simply keen to learn more about how our amazing bodies function in both health and disease? Human Anatomy and Physiology provides students with an introduction to the anatomical structures and physiological functions of the human body. Students will investigate the relationships between normal structure and function in human cells, tissues and organs. Human Anatomy and Physiology IA course content is divided into six modules: Cells; Tissues; Bone, Joints and Muscle; Nervous System; Endocrine System; and Reproduction. As well as introducing students to content, emphasis is placed on developing skills in research, critical analysis and communication of scientific information relevant to the study of humans. The course does not assume prior knowledge of year 12 biology or chemistry.
Course Coordinator: Miss Ingrid Sierp
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Timetable information can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe basic structural and functional features of the major organ systems within the human body. 2 Define basic biological processes essential for maintenance of homeostasis. 3 Correlate specific structural features of human cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body with their normal functions, and identify the changes that occur during human development, ageing and disease. 4 Work in teams to apply their knowledge to investigate clinical scenarios and debate current topics in scientific research. 5 Develop research skills including critical analysis, interpretation, synthesis and communication of scientific data. 6 Develop and display the motivation necessary for ongoing independent learning.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
3, 4, 5, 6
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
4, 5, 6
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
4, 5, 6
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
4, 5, 6
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
4, 5, 6
Required ResourcesMartini FH, Ober WC and Nath JL (2018) Visual Anatomy and Physiology, International Edition, Pearson.
Recommended ResourcesIn addition to the recommended textbook, you may want to access resources on scientific writing and referencing skills from the University's Writing Centre as these will come in handy for the major RSD assignment.
Online LearningAll notes, resource manuals and papers for lectures, practicals, tutorial sessions and assessment tasks are available on MyUni as well as lists of suitable readings, online quizzes and links to external websites.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesHuman Anatomy and Physiology IA utilises a range of teaching and learning modes in recognition of the diversity of learning styles exhibited by the student population. Lectures and pre-lecture activities identify the concepts on which human biology is based and provide basic factual information and examples illustrating these concepts. The lectures are supported by online quizzes, and interactive tutorials that are designed to clarify understanding of concepts and apply them to new scenarios, often within a problem-solving context. Practical sessions provide an opportunity for visual and interactive learners to integrate the predominantly theoretical knowledge from lectures with that obtained via personal observations and hands on investigations. They also enable all students to acquire a more holistic perspective of the interactions between three-dimensional body form and functions at various hierarchical levels. In addition to the online summative quizzes, assessment throughout the semester includes tutorial and practical class activities tasks and a major assessment task that fosters development of interpersonal communication and research skills within a range of biomedical contexts relevant to the wellbeing of humans.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Lectures: 36 x 1 hour = 36 hours
Laboratories: 7 x 1 hour = 7 hours
Tutorials: 8 x 1 hour = 8 hours
Examination: 1 x 2 hours = 2 hours
End-Of-Module Quizzes: 2 x 5 hours = 10 hours
Preparation for Laboratory and Tutorial Sessions: 1 hour per session = 22 hours
Major Assessment Task = 24 hours
Tests: 2 x 1 hour + 7 hours preparation per test = 10 hours
General study = 35 hours
TOTAL = 160 hours
Learning Activities SummaryCourse materials are divided into 6 modules:
Module 1: Cell Structure and Function
Module 2: Epithelial and Connective Tissues
Module 3: Bone, Joints and Muscule Tissue
Module 4: Endocrine System
Module 5: Nervous System
Module 6: Reproductive Systems
Detailed information on lecture, laboratory and tutorial content can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
Specific Course RequirementsHuman Anatomy and Physiology IA laboratory sessions are held in the Ray Last Anatomy Laboratory.
To access this facility, you must wear (1) a laboratory coat, (2) closed-in shoes, and (3) your student identification card on your lab coat. You will not be permitted entry into this facility without these items. Please also bring a hardcopy of the laboratory handout and a pen/pencil as no electronic devices (phones, tablets, laptops) are allowed in this facility.
Note: you will need to purchase your own lab coat.
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Assessment SummaryAssessment in Human Anatomy and Physiology IA consists of:
1. End-Of-Module Quizzes x 3 = 10%
2. Tests (x 2 @ 10% each) = 20%
3. Major Assignment = 25%
4. In-Class Contribution and Participation = 10%
5. Examination = 35% (Hurdle requirement)
TOTAL = 100%
Detailed information, including due dates, can be found in the MyUni wesbite for this course.
Assessment Related RequirementsTo achieve a pass grade for the course, students must:
1. Attend at least 80% of all scheduled laboratory sessions and 80% of all tutorials (except in cases where valid medical or compassionate documentation for absences is supplied).
2. Obtain a minimum grade of at least 50% for the final examination. [The final examination is weighted at 40% of the total course grade.]
Assessment DetailDetailed information on assessment tasks can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
SubmissionDetailed information on assessment task submission can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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