Course Title: Biomedical and Physical Sciences 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Biomedical and Physical Sciences 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL1215

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL1216

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010

BIOL2227

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Dr Richard Guy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7595

Course Coordinator Email: richard.guy@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment only


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisite requirements required for your enrolment in this course.
 


Course Description

This course in applied anatomy and physiology continues from your semester 1 course and links with your nursing course that introduces an altered state of health. This course will continue  to provide for you the bioscience knowledge to underpin your learning in nursing practice. You will learn the gross anatomy and applied physiology of the human body, and develop an understanding of microbiology principles. You will also continue the development of your use of specialist terms and language associated with the study of anatomy, physiology and microbiology. The concepts covered in this course link directly and will be applied in your associated nursing courses.

This course will prepare you to:

  • provide the bioscience knowledge to support and rationalise the scientific context of nursing practice
  • extend the notion of physiological homeostasis 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcome for BP032 (Bachelor of Nursing):

  • Practices within an evidence based framework

 


  • On completion of this course you should be able to:

                    4. introduce the concept of physiological homeostasis 


     
      1. conceptualise the organisation of the human body from the cellular level to the individual body systems
      2. identify the scientific terminology used in reference to discussion of the human body
      3. relate the bioscience knowledge to support and rationalise the scientific context for nursing practice


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities including lectures, practicals, discussions and self-directed learning. Throughout the course you will be able to work both independently and in groups to aid development of your theoretical knowledge and its application to clinical practice.

Lectures: Lectures are the principal mode of information delivery and will present you with the key concepts and information relevant to the understanding of biomedical and physical sciences as they relate to nursing practice. You will be expected to participate in classroom discussions and to contribute to the learning experiences of your student colleagues.

Practicals: Practical sessions will support your understanding of, and familiarity with, the anatomy and physiology associated with the topics covered in the lectures.

Self-Directed Learning: You are expected to undertake self-directed learning activities to develop and consolidate knowledge throughout this learning experience. The activities associated with this course are designed to enable you to better develop independent learning skills to support your commitment to lifelong learning as a nursing professional and a university graduate. The self-directed learning activities will support your knowledge of the material covered in the formal learning program and enhance the consolidation and application of that knowledge.

Learning activities may include modalities such as lectures, podcasts, Lectopia, Wikis, and discussion board forums. Lecture material may be delivered using a variety of flexible learning modes.

You will undertake the equivalent of 60 hours of lectures (face-to-face and/or flexible delivery) and practicals over the semester. In addition, you can expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Lectures and on-line material: The lectures and reading material provided are intended to be supported by the prescribed text. However, they do not substitute for wider reading but provide an opportunity to focus on specific details, complex areas and life examples.

Prescribed text: This will form the major suggested reading resource for this course. Advice will be provided on which sections are relevant for each topic. Advice will also be given about additional and/or alternate reading resources.

 


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

 

Early Assessment Task:  First intrasemester test

Weighting 5%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Assessment Task 2:  Intrasemester tests

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

Assessment Task 3: Written practical assessments

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Assessment 4: End of semester practical exam

Weighting 20% 

This assessment supports 1, 2, 3 and 4

Assessment 5: End of semester exam

Weighting 50% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4.