Assessment Tasks Description
- Online Quizzes: Five (5) quizzes: 10 minute quizzes to be completed online in WEEKS 4, 6, 9, 11 and 13 that will test lecture and tutorial material:
- Quiz 1 in week 4: cardiovascular pathophysiology
- Quiz 2 in week 6: lymphoid and haematopoietic pathophysiology
- Quiz 3 in week 9: endocrine pathophysiology
- Quiz 4 in week 11: digestive pathophysiology
- Quiz 5 in week 13: respiratory pathophysiology
The format will be multiple choice questions or fill in the missing word/s. Each quiz will open on Monday at 8am and close on Sunday at 11pm of that week. There will be absolutely no opportunity to submit a quiz after the closing time as answers are released at that point. If you have technical difficulties, email your answers to your convenor and they will be manually marked. If you email these after the closing time, they will not be marked. The quizzes will have a time limit of 10 minutes, and there will be only one submission per student. The resultant mark will be an AVERAGE of the 5 quiz marks (please note, NOT best x of 5).
2. Assignment: A 1500 word report addressing a medical scenario. The due date is 10 May, 5pm (week 10). The report should be uploaded to Turnitin on iLearn. The details are available on iLearn under the section CHIR6302 Assignment. Late submissions without an application for special consideration will be penalised at 5% each day after the due date.
3. Mid-semester examination: This will cover the content of the first half of the semester (all work in the lectures and tutorials before the mid-semester break, or from week 1 – 6). The exam is one hour and consists of short-answer questions. The questions are on the theory covered thus far and the ability to connect that knowledge to real life situations (e.g. clinical presentations). The exam will be done online on Thursday, 22 April, in the lecture timeslot i.e. 1-2pm
4. Final examination: This will cover the lecture and tutorial content for the entire semester. It tests your knowledge of the theory, and the ability to connect that knowledge to real life situations (e.g., clinical presentations). It will consist of a 2 hour on-campus written exam with multiple choice questions, short answer questions and case studies. This exam is a hurdle and students must obtain a minimum of 50% to satisfy requirements for this unit. If a student earns less than 50% in the final exam they will fail the unit.
You must attend and participate in at least 80% of the weekly tutorial classes to pass this unit. Student roll will be taken.
You must attend the class in which you are enrolled. You must not exchange your class time without consultation with the convenor. In special circumstances, if you are unable to attend your assigned tutorial in any week, you may request attendance at an alternative session that week, through written request to the unit convener. This allowance may be used on a maximum of 2 occasions.
The Semester 1 University Examination period is from: 7 - 25 June, 2021
You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University examination timetable. The timetable will be available in draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations:
The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for special consideration. The University’s Special Consideration Policy can be found at: https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration. Information can also be found at https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
Students with a pre-existing disability/health condition or prolonged adverse circumstances may be eligible for ongoing assistance and support. Such support is governed by other policies and may be sought and coordinated through Campus Wellbeing and Support Services.
If a supplementary examination is granted as a result of special consideration, the examination will be scheduled after the conclusion of the official examination period.
If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled in the interval between the regular exam period and the start of the next session. By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application. You can check the supplementary exam information page on FSE101 in iLearn (bit.ly/FSESupp) for dates, and approved applicants will receive an individual notification one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of their supplementary examination.
NOTE: Supplementary exams may be in a different format to the exam set in the normal examination period.
You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. You are expected to ensure that you are available until the end of the teaching semester that is the final day of the official examination period.
Returning Assessment Tasks
- Quizzes: automatic feedback is given when the quiz is closed
- Mid-semester exam: Students will receive feedback in the tutorial.
- Examination: Papers will not be returned. Marks will be incorporated into the final unit grade.
Extensions and penalties
Extensions to assignments are at the discretion of the unit convenor. It is your responsibility to prove to the convenor that there has been unavoidable disruption. Marks will be deducted for late submissions in the absence of an approved extension.