HLTH SC 1403 - Biosciences for Human Health B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

In this course, students are introduced to the study of anatomy. An overview of anatomical terminology, basic tissue types and a variety of techniques used to visualize the human body will be given followed by a more detailed study of the anatomy ofthe musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Anatomical principles and terminology will be applied to relevant body systems and the concept of integrated function of multiple systems in one body region will be introduced through the study of the trunk. Students will be taught via a blended on-line and face-to-face approach.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code HLTH SC 1403
    Course Biosciences for Human Health B
    Coordinating Unit TBS
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites HLTH SC 1400
    Restrictions Restricted to B. Occupational Therapy (Hons), B. Physiotherapy (Hons) and B. Speech Pathology (Hons) students only
    Course Description In this course, students are introduced to the study of anatomy. An overview of anatomical terminology, basic tissue types and a variety of techniques used to visualize the human body will be given followed by a more detailed study of the anatomy ofthe musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Anatomical principles and terminology will be applied to relevant body systems and the concept of integrated function of multiple systems in one body region will be introduced through the study of the trunk. Students will be taught via a blended on-line and face-to-face approach.
    Course Staff
    Course Coordinator: Dr Abi Thirumanickam
    Phone: +61 8 8313 2316
    Email: abi.thirumanickam@adelaide.edu.au 
    Location Level 4, Engineering & Maths Sciences Building

    Student & Program Support Services Hub
    Phone: +61 8 8313 5336
    Email: askhealthsc@adelaide.edu.au 
    Location: Ground Floor, Helen Mayo North
    Course Timetable

    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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Outline relevant anatomical principles to describe the structure and function of body systems.
    2 Apply relevant anatomical principles to integrate structure and function of body systems within an anatomical region.
    3 Evaluate and apply information about the human body to develop well-reasoned explanations of case studies.
    4 Correlate specific structural features of cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body with their normal functions.
    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
    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
    1, 2, 3, 4
    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
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3
    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
    -
    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
    -
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Tortora, G. J., Derrickson, B. H., Burkett, B., Dye, D., Cooke, J., Diversi, T., McKean, M., Mellifont, R., Samalia, L., & Peoples, G. (2018). Principles of anatomy and physiology. (2nd ed.). Asia-Pacific: John Wiley & Sons.

    Moore, K.L., Dalley, A.F., & Agur, A.M.R. (2018). Clinically Oriented Anatomy. (8th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health
    Recommended Resources
    Drake, R., Vogl, W.A., & Mitchell, A. (2020). Gray’s anatomy for students. (4th ed). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier.
    Online Learning
    All 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 Modes
    The approach to learning and teaching involves students’ progression through three modules across the course. Content will be delivered in topic blocks over the duration of the semester. The course is designed with blended learning opportunities, allowing students to learn and apply their knowledge in a variety of platforms and settings, encouraging engagement on- and off-campus. Students will be required to engage in online activities available on My Uni prior to their weekly workshops. Workshops will contain activities associated with contents covered in the pre-workshop online activities, for students to practice and apply what they are learning. Over the course of the semester, students will attend face-to-face revision seminars to revise content covered to-date, and providing students with the opportunity to ask further questions, as well as to inform them on how to review the learning objectives and interpret anatomical content.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Lecture: 6 x 1 hour = 6 hours
    Workshops: 12 x 2 hours = 24 hours
    Examination: 1 x 2 hours = 2 hours
    Preparation for Workshop Sessions: 2 hours per session = 24 hours
    Preparation for Assessment Tasks = 30 hours
    Weekly reading: 2 hour per week = 24 hours
    Online modules: 4 hours per week = 48 hours
    TOTAL = 158 hours
    Learning Activities Summary
    Module One – Musculoskeletal System
    • Introduction to Terminology, Body Tissues, and Medical Imaging
    • Skeleton and Joints
    • Skeletal muscles: Structure & Movement

    Module Two – Nervous System
    • Introduction to the Nervous System
    • Central Nervous System
    • Peripheral Nervous System, Spinal & Cranial Nerves, and Reflexes
    • Autonomic Nervous System and Special Senses

    Module Three – Regional Anatomy & Obesity
    • Vertebral column: Osteology & Joints, and Muscles & Movement
    • Thoracic cavity
    • Abdominopelvic cavity
    • Integumentary system and Lymphatics
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Whilst no offical SGDE will be offered in this course, there will be numerous opportunities throughout the semester to work in groups with other students.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    The assessment for Biosciences for Human Health B consists of:

    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Examination Summative 40% 1, 2, 4
    Assignment Summative 20% 1, 3, 4
    Continuous Assessment  Formative & Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4
    Detailed information, including due dates, can be found in the MyUni wesbite for this course.
    Assessment Detail
    Examination (40%) - Students will complete a written exam, during the University examination period. In this assessment, students will be required to complete a variety of questions to demonstrate and apply knowledge of human anatomy, including interpretation of scientific and/or clinical data [not pathological] relating to the structures of the human body.

    Assignment (20%) - Students will be asked to create a multi-modal presentation of their choice for online submission that communicates their understanding of a body structure. Students will choose one question from a list provided that will be the basis of their presentation.

    Continuous Assessment (40%)
    Summative Online Quiz X 3 (30%)
    Students will demonstrate the development of their knowledge and understanding of course content through the completion of online quizzes at the end each module [10% each, 30% of total mark]. Quiz content will be a range of questions pertaining to topics covered in the course to date. Quizzes will be held during scheduled class time and open book interaction will be permitted, allowing students to complete either onsite or offsite the University campus. Quizzes will have a defined duration and will be electronically terminable. Format will be variable using a range of questioning tools including, but not limited to multiple choice questions, drag and drop, labelling of pictures and diagrams and short answer questions. 

    In class Anatomy Assessment (10%)
    Students will demonstrate the development and application of their anatomical knowledge through a series of practical tasks. This assessment will be held during scheduled class time and will require students to complete stations independently. 

    Formative online knowledge check activities
    Students will have access and opportunity to complete weekly, online knowledge-check activities [exception of summative quiz weeks] that provide feedback and prompting to support development of knowledge and understanding of course content. These knowledge-check activities will be marked electronically with immediate feedback provided to students on their answer and progress. These activities will allow multiple attempts to complete and will not have a definable duration for student completion.
    Submission
    Detailed information on assessment task submission can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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