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HLTH2301 – Principles in Health and Disease 1

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convener
Stephanie Marhoff-Beard
Contact via 9850 6947
17 Wally's Walk room 354
By appointment
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
20cp from ANAT1001 or HLTH108 or BIOL1110 or BIOL115 or BIOL1210 or BIOL108
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit provides the students with the opportunity to explore the relationship between health and disease, from both the biological and psychosocial perspective. The diversity of stressors influencing the human body and mind is explored, and the response of the body to them is discussed. This includes adaptations at both cellular and tissue levels of organisation, inflammation, the immune response, tissue death and neoplasia. The immunisation debate and other relevant public health issues are explored. The relationship between the brain, 'mind', immune and endocrine systems is also studied. By the conclusion of this unit, students will have an understanding of the complex relationship between ourselves and our environment.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Demonstrate the appropriate use of terminology, within the disciplines of pathology and microbiology.
  • ULO2: Explain the multi-factorial nature of health and disease.
  • ULO3: Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of medical microbiology and general pathological processes.
  • ULO4: Apply an understanding of the epidemiological aspects of disease, to issues such as immunisation, infection control and disease prevention.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Lab quizzes and test 25% No Weekly during practical weeks x3
Ongoing quizzes 25% No Weekly: weeks 2-12
Online final examination 50% No University Official Exam Period

Lab quizzes and test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: Weekly during practical weeks x3
Weighting: 25%

 

Two online lab quizzes and one online lab procedures test

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of terminology, within the disciplines of pathology and microbiology.
  • Explain the multi-factorial nature of health and disease.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of medical microbiology and general pathological processes.
  • Apply an understanding of the epidemiological aspects of disease, to issues such as immunisation, infection control and disease prevention.

Ongoing quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: Weekly: weeks 2-12
Weighting: 25%

 

11 short quizzes completed over the semester during online tutorial classes.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of terminology, within the disciplines of pathology and microbiology.
  • Explain the multi-factorial nature of health and disease.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of medical microbiology and general pathological processes.
  • Apply an understanding of the epidemiological aspects of disease, to issues such as immunisation, infection control and disease prevention.

Online final examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 24 hours
Due: University Official Exam Period
Weighting: 50%

 

End of semester written examination

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of terminology, within the disciplines of pathology and microbiology.
  • Explain the multi-factorial nature of health and disease.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of medical microbiology and general pathological processes.
  • Apply an understanding of the epidemiological aspects of disease, to issues such as immunisation, infection control and disease prevention.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

This unit involves some essential on-campus learning activities which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You will be expected to attend relevant on-campus activities unless the Public Health Order and/or University advice changes.

Delivery mode 

1. Three hours of online lectures (2 hrs on Wed, 1 hr on Thu) per week, weeks 1-13. 

2. One x 1.5 hour tutorial per week, weeks 2-12. 

3. Three x 2 hour practicals per student, starting from week 2 

4. Five to six hours per week self-instructional learning, readings from the text and exercises on lecture topics 

Each student is required to attend only 3 practicals/ workshops on consecutive weeks. A student enrolled in the online Workshop cannot attend another Workshop without prior written approval (email) from the unit convenor. 

Required texts 

  1. HLTH2301 Tutorial workbook (available on iLearn only; to be printed by students)

  2. *Understanding Pathophysiology by Judy Craft, Christopher Gordon & Adriana Tiziani; Mosby 2 Ed. 2014;ISBN 9780729541602 

OR 

K L McCance & S E Heuther. Pathophysiology. The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. Mosby. 7th Edition, 2015 ISBN: 9780323088541. Recommended reading 

  1. A medical dictionary (This will be useful for all health science units) 

  1. D. Anderson et al. 2015. Nester’s Microbiology a Human Perspective. 8th Edition. McGraw- Hill, USA. ISBN: 9780073522593. 

  1. R. Goering et al.Mims’ Medical Microbiology. Elsevier.5 Ed. eBook ISBN:9780702050299 

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Results

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Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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