HLTH SC 1403 - Biosciences for Human Health B
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code HLTH SC 1403 Course Biosciences for Human Health B Coordinating Unit Allied Health 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 or ANAT SC 1102 or ANAT SC 1103 Restrictions Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) or Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) or Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) 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 Coordinator: Mrs Ingrid SierpCourse Coordinator: Kim Charlton
Phone: +61 8 8313 3660
Location: Level 4, Engineering & Maths Sciences Building
Tutor: Kylie Vogt
Phone: +61 8 8313 3555
Location: Level 4, Engineering & Maths Sciences Building
Tutor: Prof Rachel Gibson
Phone: +61 8 8313 0245
Location: Level 4, Engineering & Maths Sciences Building
Tutor: Nicole Prideaux
Phone: +61 8 8313 3697
Location Level 4, Engineering & Maths Sciences Building
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 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 body functions. 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)
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
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.
1, 2, 3, 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
Required ResourcesTortora, 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 ResourcesDrake, R., Vogl, W.A., & Mitchell, A. (2020). Gray’s anatomy for students. (4th ed). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier.
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 ModesThe 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.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Seminar: 12 x 2 hour = 24 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 = 25 hours
Weekly reading: 2 hour per week = 24 hours
Online modules: 3 hours per week = 36 hours
TOTAL = 159 hours
Learning Activities SummaryModule 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
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Assessment SummaryThe assessment for Biosciences for Human Health B consists of:
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Examination Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4 Assignment Summative 20% 1, 2, 3, 4 Continuous Assessment Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment DetailExamination (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.
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%)
In Class Practical 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.
Summative Quiz x 2 (15% each):
Students will demonstrate the development of their knowledge and understanding of course content through the completion of online quizzes at the end of major content areas. 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 applied to case studies.
SubmissionDetailed information on assessment task submission can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
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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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