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CHIR6303 – Medical Sciences B

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
Stephney Whillier
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
CHIR6302 or CHIR604
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This is another unit in which students continue to explore the relationship between health and disease, from both the biological and psychosocial perspective. The pathologies studied in this unit are those of the musculoskeletal, nervous and integumentary systems, as well as those relating to the eye and the ear. Their causes, mechanisms and effects are explored. The links between these disease mechanisms and their clinical manifestations is highlighted. By the completion of this unit, students will have completed their study of the major diseases of the body, and how they manifest in the patient. This will ultimately deepen their understanding of the complex relationship between ourselves and our environment.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Name the pathologies that can occur in the nervous, musculoskeletal and integumentarysystems, as well as those of the eye and ear.
  • ULO2: For each disorder, describe its aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis,pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical manifestations, and explain the relationshipbetween each.
  • ULO3: Differentiate between diseases on the basis of aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiologyand clinical manifestations.
  • ULO4: Explain the multifactorial nature of the development of disease states.
  • ULO5: Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and basic pathology, to developthe likely mode of progression of the diseases studied in this unit.
  • ULO6: Justify the need for chiropractors to have a sound knowledge and understanding of thediseases studied in this unit.

General Assessment Information

  1. Online Quizzes: Four (4) quizzes:  10 minute quizzes to be completed online in WEEKS 5, 7, 11 and 13 that will test lecture and tutorial material.

The format will be 10 multiple choice questions. 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 4 quiz marks (please note, NOT best x of 4).

2. Mid-semester examination: This will cover the content of the first half of the semester, and will include all work in the lectures and tutorials up to and including week 6. The exam is one and a half hours 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 Monday, 6 September, from 2 – 3:30pm, in the lecture timeslot. Note that a supplementary of this exam may not be in the same format and may be a viva.

3. Medical Sciences B Essay: 1500 word essay relating the material explored in this unit to the clinical practice of chiropractic. It is uploaded through Turnitin on iLearn by Monday, 11 October, 5pm.

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 written exam with multiple choice questions, and case studies.  

Examinations

The Semester 1 University Examination period is from: 8-26 November, 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:

http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/exam

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.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Online quizzes 5% No weeks 5, 7, 11 and 13
Medical Science B Essay 5% No week 10
Final examination 60% No in examination period
Mid-term examination 30% No week 7

Online quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: weeks 5, 7, 11 and 13
Weighting: 5%

 

Quizzes will occur online throughout the semester. Each quiz will be of 10 minutes duration, and cover material that has been delivered in lectures and/or tutorials.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Name the pathologies that can occur in the nervous, musculoskeletal and integumentarysystems, as well as those of the eye and ear.
  • For each disorder, describe its aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis,pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical manifestations, and explain the relationshipbetween each.
  • Differentiate between diseases on the basis of aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiologyand clinical manifestations.
  • Explain the multifactorial nature of the development of disease states.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and basic pathology, to developthe likely mode of progression of the diseases studied in this unit.

Medical Science B Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: week 10
Weighting: 5%

 

1500 word essay relating the material explored in this unit to the clinical practice of chiropractic.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Justify the need for chiropractors to have a sound knowledge and understanding of thediseases studied in this unit.

Final examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: in examination period
Weighting: 60%

 

This will cover the content of the entire semester. Questions will include multiple choice and short answer questions

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Name the pathologies that can occur in the nervous, musculoskeletal and integumentarysystems, as well as those of the eye and ear.
  • For each disorder, describe its aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis,pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical manifestations, and explain the relationshipbetween each.
  • Differentiate between diseases on the basis of aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiologyand clinical manifestations.
  • Explain the multifactorial nature of the development of disease states.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and basic pathology, to developthe likely mode of progression of the diseases studied in this unit.

Mid-term examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: week 7
Weighting: 30%

 

This will cover the content of the first half of the semester. Questions will be in short answer format.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Name the pathologies that can occur in the nervous, musculoskeletal and integumentarysystems, as well as those of the eye and ear.
  • For each disorder, describe its aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis,pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical manifestations, and explain the relationshipbetween each.
  • Differentiate between diseases on the basis of aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiologyand clinical manifestations.
  • Explain the multifactorial nature of the development of disease states.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and basic pathology, to developthe likely mode of progression of the diseases studied in this unit.

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

Delivery mode

This unit is characterised by a moderate degree of flexibility. It incorporates a variety of learning tools and media. It will comprise:

 

ACTIVITY

Total

Lectures

 

 

1 × 2 hour lectures per week online

 

Monday 2-4pm

2 hours per week, weeks 1-12

Tutorials

 

 

 

1 × 2 hours tutorial class per week, weeks 2 – 12

Monday 4-6pm (14 Eastern, 188), Tuesday 11-1pm (14 Eastern, 188), 3-5pm (11WW, 180), Wednesday 9-11am (online), Wednesday 2-4pm (IOCC, 208), 4-6pm (IOCC, 208), Thursday 2-4pm (online)

Note that you must attend just one tutorial a week

2 hours per week, weeks 2-12

 

 

Other

Revision, self-instructional learning, preparation for tutorials and readings from the manual/text

6 - 8 hours per week

Please note that the venues are subject to change until just before the start of the semester. So, for further details on class time and locations for this unit follow the link below:

http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/timetables

 

 

Unit Web Page

You can log in to iLearn System via the link listed below:

https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/

Your username is your student MQID. Your MQID and password have been mailed to you by the university. If you have lost them, go to the student portal: http://students.mq.edu.au/home

All lecture materials will be posted on ilearn, and there is also a link to ECHO360 for audio recordings of the lectures.

 

Required and recommended resources

Required:

  1. HLTH3303/CHIR6303 Tutorial Course Manual 2021– This has been uploaded to iLearn. Please be sure to either download, print and bind the manual, or have an iPad or laptop to access the manual during the tutorial.
  2. Craft JA et al (2018) Understanding Pathophysiology ANZ, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Australia.

Recommended: 

  • McCance KL et al (2019) Pathophysiology – The biologic basis of disease in adults and children, 8th Edition, Elsevier Australia.

 

A note about textbooks:

Textbooks for this unit can be purchased online from Booktopia https://www.booktopia.com.au/coop 

The list of Macquarie University S1 2021 units and texts can be found on the Booktopia website.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

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

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.