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BIOS1155: Structure, Function and Disease A (2013 - Semester 1)

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Unit: BIOS1155: Structure, Function and Disease A (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: Biomedical Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Hegedus, Elizabeth
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Cumberland
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: BIOS1170.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study introduces the study of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. A detailed study of the normal function of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems is undertaken. This leads to a focus on the important diseases related to these systems and their effects on the body. The basic concepts of pharmacology will also be introduced to enable students to understand the action of drugs on each of the body systems as they are covered in this unit and in BIOS1158 Structure, Function and Disease B. Students are expected to complete self-directed learning packages prior to some practical sessions. Material will be presented in lectures and practical sessions. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: A/Prof Ginn, Karen
Dr Camp, Aaron
Dr Polson , Jaimie
Dr Knight, Peter
Timetable: BIOS1155 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 3
2 Laboratory 2.00 4
3 Laboratory 1.00 4
Assessment Description: mid semester exam (30%) end semester exam (70%) formative assessment provided


Mid-Semester Exam:

• Week 7/8

• This one-hour exam will cover all topics presented in the Musculoskeletal Anatomy component of this unit:

Introduction to Anatomy, Introductory Osteology, Introductory Arthrology, Introductory Myology, Bones & Joints of the Upper Limb, Muscles of the Upper Limb, Bones & Joints of the Lower Limb, Muscles of the Lower Limb, Nerve Supply to the Limbs, Head & Face Anatomy, Trunk & Thorax Anatomy.

• This exam will contain 40 multiple choice questions.

End-Semester Exams:

• Week 15/16.

• These two exams will cover all material presented throughout the semester except Musculoskeletal Anatomy.

• The one-hour exam (Paper 1) will contain 40 multiple choice questions and will cover these topics: Respiratory Anatomy, Respiratory Physiology, Introduction to Pharmacology, and Blood and Its Disorders.

• The two-hour exam (Paper 2) will contain 70 multiple choice questions and will cover these topics: Cardiovascular Anatomy, Cardiovascular Physiology, and Musculoskeletal Physiology.
Assessment Feedback: What to do if you miss an exam
• The following website will give you full details of the University of Sydney`s policy covering Special Consideration
due to illness and misadventure:
• The Application Form which is required can be obtained at:
• You must discuss any Special Consideration Application with the Unit of Study Coordinator (Dr. Ann Murphy) prior to
lodging your paperwork. If, after such discussions, you decide to proceed with your application, you must lodge the application with appropriate supporting documentation, within five working days of the assessment. Applications are to be lodged at Student Central (Cumberland) in F block (behind the Depot canteen).
• You will be informed of the decision via an email from the Discipline of Biomedical Science.
• If your Special Consideration application is accepted by the Discipline of Biomedical Science, you will be required to sit a
deferred examination similar to the one that you missed.
• Deferred Mid-Semester exams are held in Week 13 ONLY.
• Deferred End-Semester exams are held in Week 18 ONLY.

What to do if you miss a class
• If you miss a lecture, the onus is on you to cover the material presented.
• If you miss a practical class, again the onus is on you to cover the material. You could do this using the resources available
in the Anatomy Museum.
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
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Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
  • Color Atlas of Anatomy
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostic Radiography 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

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These goals are selected from Program competency standards in Radiography which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Program competency standards in Radiography for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.