Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BIOL5101

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Judi McCann

Course Contact Phone: T. 99258366

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Christine Andrews

Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Pre-requisite - VPAM087 Cell Biology
Co-requisite - VPAU076 Conduct simple dissections

Course Description

To provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to identify and describe the physiological functions of the major anatomical features of selected body systems and to investigate diseases and treatment

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAM088 Anatomy and Physiology


1. Describe selected body systems
2. Describe symptoms and current treatments of common
diseases affecting selected body systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 List anatomical features of major components for the
selected body systems
1.2 Outline the physiological functions of the selected body
2.1 List symptoms of diseases specific to selected body
2.1 Identify current treatments of a specific disease affecting
one of the selected body systems
2.2 Identify the changes which have occurred in healthy
tissue/organs which have resulted in selected diseases

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1
Describe selected body systems

Learning Outcome 2
Describe symptoms and current treatments of common diseases
affecting selected body systems

Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, Practical exercises, Worksheets, Oral Presentations, Group discussions

Teaching Schedule

WEEKDATE (week starting)TOPIC
1 16/4/12Introduction/ levels of organization/ Body systems/
Anat. positions/ body cavities 
2 23/4/12Integumentary System /Human Tissues Prac
330/4/12Cardiovascular System (practical exercise)
4 7/5/12Respiratory System (practical exercise)
5 14/5/12Digestive System (practical experiment)
6 21/5/12Urinary System (practical exercise)
7 28/5/12Male Reproductive System/ Female Reproductive System
911/6/12(No class Monday 11th) Excursion

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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 over a range of assessment tasks. Students will be assessed by written reports, case studies and short tests

Assessment Tasks

• Worksheets/ Practical Reports (Highest 5 marks from 7 possible pieces of work and must include a dissection) 30%
• Oral presentation 20%
• Exams 50%

Student must pass each of the above assessment tasks to pass
the Learning unit.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The 30hours allowed for this unit are allocated as follows

● Class theory -18 hours
● Practical Activities - 5 hours
● Research work / report completion -5 hours
● Theory Test - 2 hours


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