Course Title: Conduct simple dissections

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BIOL5100

Course Title: Conduct simple dissections

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Judith McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Contact Email: judith.mccann@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Christine Andrews

christine.andrews@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 10

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VPAM087 Cell Biology
VPAM088 Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description

This unit covers the knowledge and skills to conduct simple dissections using material from available mammalian body systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU076 Conduct simple dissections

Element:

1 Prepare for dissection
procedures



2 Perform a simple
dissection

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select material from available mammalian body system for
dissection
1.2 Prepare equipment


2.1 Follow dissection procedures
2.2 Describe procedure and make observations using appropriate
terminology
2.3 Record observations
2.4 Complete required clean up procedures


Learning Outcomes


1.1 Select material from available mammalian body system for
dissection
1.2 Prepare equipment


2.1 Follow dissection procedures
2.2 Describe procedure and make observations using appropriate
terminology
2.3 Record observations
2.4 Complete required clean up procedures


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, Dissections, Audiovisual aids, Worksheets


Teaching Schedule

WeekDate (Week starting)Topic
1 18/4/11 
2 2/5/11Instruments/Safety (1hour)
3 9/5/11 
4 16/5/11Heart Dissection (2hours) 


5 23/5/11 
6 30/5/11Rat dissection-Respiratory System and
 Digestive System (2 hours)
7 6/6/11 Kidney dissection (2 hours)
8 12/6/11Rat dissection-Reproductive System (1.5 hours)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all learning outcomes in order to achieve competence. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each learning outcome in a flexible manner  


Assessment Tasks

  • In conjunction with Anatomy and Physiology
  • Competent /Not yet competent (no marks given)
  • Assessment checklist used


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The 10 hours allowed for this unit are allocated as follows

● Practical Activities - 8.5 hours
● Research work /report completion/drawing-1.5hours 


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