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BIOS1172: Biological Aspects of Ageing (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||BIOS1172: Biological Aspects of Ageing (6 CP)|
Dr Knight, Peter
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study examines the physiological changes associated with the normal processes of ageing and the decrease in functional capacity which occurs as a result. It will include a physiological explanation of ageing in relation to the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, nervous, musculoskeletal, renal and endocrine systems and the skin. An understanding of the normal processes of ageing will help health professionals to interpret the ageing experience from the point of view of the client, understand the functional limitations which result from ageing, and differentiate 'normal' from 'abnormal' ageing.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||6 credit points of any Junior Biology|
|T&L Activities:||independent learning package with email support, no on-campus attendance required|
mid semester exam (30%) end semester exan (70%)
Mid semester and End semester Examination Details
Multiple choice questions only.
MID SEMESTER EXAMINATION covers material from topics 1 – 3.
IT WILL BE SCHEDULED IN WEEK 6. DETAILS WILL BE SUPPLIED CLOSER TO THE DATE.
It is of 40 minutes duration.
It will have 25 questions.
END SEMESTER EXAMINATION will cover material from topics 1 – 10.
Multiple Choice exam in weeks 15/16
It is of 120 minutes duration.
It will have 70 questions.
For both exams:
All questions will be based on
* Material in the manual AND
* Material in the additional readings.
|Assessment Feedback:||Academic Honesty
Deliberate breaches of academic honesty constitute academic misconduct. These breaches include:
• Fabrication of data
• Recycling previously submitted material
• Engaging someone else to complete an assessment on one’s behalf
• Misconduct during supervised assessments.
The penalties for academic misconduct may include:
• A mark of zero on the assessment
• A fail grade in the unit of study
• Additional assessment (including an unseen exam)
• Reference of the matter to the University Registrar.
Issues concerning breaches of academic honesty may be dealt with either through the process of determining academic results in a unit of study, or, in the most serious cases, by invocation of misconduct procedures.
Students should consult: