ANAT SC 1103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology IB
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ANAT SC 1103 Course Human Anatomy and Physiology IB 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 Assumed Knowledge ANAT SC 1102 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. In Human Anatomy and Physiology IB coverage of organ systems builds on content presented in Human Anatomy and Physiology IA. Course content is divided into five modules: Cardiovascular System; Respiratory System; Digestive System and Metabolism; Urinary Systems; and Infection and Immunity. 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: Dr Sally Martin
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 OutcomesHuman Anatomy and Physiology IB will provide students with an opportunity to develop the following 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 chnages 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 scientifc 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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3, 4, 5, 6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4, 5, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4, 5, 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4, 5, 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
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 assignment.
Online LearningAll notes, resource manuals and papers for lectures, practicals, tutorial sessions and assessment tasks are available on MyUni at https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp as well as lists of suitable readings, online quizzes and links to external websites.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Human Anatomy and Phsyiology IB 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 tasks and a major group-based assignment 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: 4 x 2 hours = 8 hours
Preparation for Laboratory and Tutorial Sessions: 1 hour per session = 22 hours
Group Assignment = 24 hours
Tests: 2 x 1 hour + 8 hours preparation per test = 18 hours
General study = 35 hours
TOTAL = 152 hours
Learning Activities SummaryCourse materials are divided into 6 modules:
Module 1: Cardiovascular System
Module 2: Respiratory System
Module 3: Digestive System
Module 4: Urinary System
Module 5: Infection and Immunity
Module 6: Ageing
Detailed information on lecture, laboratory and tutorial content can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
Specific Course RequirementsHuman Anatomy and Phsyiology IB 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.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe Group-based Discovery Project in Human Anatomy and Physiology IB provides an opportunity for small groups of students to work collaboratively under the guidance of an experienced academic to gain a deeper insight into an area of human anatomy and physiology and at the same time develop interpersonal communication and research skills. Ability to effectively collaborate/work with a diverse range of other people in a professional manner is an essential attribute for any person seeking a career in the wider health sector. More information on the major group task can be found in MyUni.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAssessment in Human Anatomy and Physiology IB consists of:
1. End-Of-Module Quizzes = 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 is supplied).
2. Obtain a minimum aggregate grade of at least 50% for the final examination. [The final examination is weighted at 40% of the total course grade.]
Detailed information on assessment tasks can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
SubmissionDetailed information about submission of assessment tasks 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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