This subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. The organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues and organs, and the relationships between anatomy and physiology are emphasised. A detailed study into the physiology of nerve, muscle, bone and connective tissue is a focus, alongside an introduction to anatomical terminology, arthrology, the skull and the upper limbs. An overview into the concepts of homeostasis and the control of body systems is also provided. Learning activities will provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required in order to undertake further study into the body’s systems.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine|
|Subject title:||Principles of Human Structure and Function|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance is expected for scheduled lectures, tutorials and laboratories.|
|Prescribed resources:|| |
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Assurance of learning
Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.
At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Explain the organisation of the human body from cells to tissues to organ systems.
- Describe the basic cellular structure and function of nerves, muscle, epithelial tissue and connective tissues such as bone.
- Apply basic anatomical terminology to describe the body in 3D space and its movements.
- Recognise the main anatomical classifications of bones (osteology) and joints (arthrology).
- Describe the main anatomical features of the upper limb bones and muscles (actions, origins and insertions).
- Explain the concept of homeostasis and demonstrate a basic knowledge of the nervous and endocrine systems.
- Use basic scientific equipment and computer software to investigate blood, simple measures of human physiology and anatomy.
- Present scientific data using the correct style and format.
|Class Participation||Tutorial and Laboratory Participation||10%||Ongoing||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
|Laboratory Report||Laboratory Reports||10%||Week 6||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.|
|In-Class Quiz - Individual||Mid-Semester Quiz||15%||Week 7||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Skills Assignment||iLearn Interactive Activity||5%||Week 10||1, 2, 3, 4, 7.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||End of Semester Examination||55%||Final Examination Period||1, 2, 3, 4.|
|Practical Examination||Laboratory Skills Assessment (Date TBC: During weeks 12-14)||5%||Final Examination Period||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
This subject is designed to integrate lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Attendance at tutorial and practical sessions is compulsory. Students who are unable to attend due to illness must provide a valid medical certificate. Students who attend less than 75% of tutorials or practical sessions may not be permitted to sit the final exam.
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
Policy on plagiarism
University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
iLearn is the central resource for this subject. Learning activities on iLearn for this subject include lecture notes, tutorial questions, weblinks, useful resources, lab data uploads, weekly practice quizzes, podcasts, wikis, animations, simulations, discussion forums, surveys and student feedback. All written assessment items are to be submitted via iLearn. Marks will be notified to students via the iLearn gradebook.
Introduction to the subject; structural levels of organisation; organ systems overview; complementarity of structure and function; homeostasis
Membrane transport; excitable cells; membrane potentials
Cells to tissues. Overview of the structure & function of epithelia; and the structure and function of connective tissue
Body fluid compartments; blood components and functions, blood typing
Bone microstructure and function, growth and repair
Overview of the Nervous System, Action potentials
Introduction to anatomical terms; overview of the skeleton and the upper limbs.
Structure of function of nervous tissue; Basic neurophysiology & mechanisms of neurotransmission
Muscle: cellular anatomy & physiology. Physiology of skeletal muscle
Neuromuscular physiology; Cardiac & smooth muscle physiology
Endocrine physiology; Review of semester and preparation for final exam