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MECH2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||MECH2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering|
A/Prof Dunstan, Colin
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study provides the underpinning knowledge needed in biomedical engineering designs. It is not a pre-requisite for any units of study. However, the anatomic and physiological functional knowledge gained in this subject will enhance prototype development of biomedical designs. Students should gain familiarity with anatomical and physiological terms and their meaning, understanding of the gross anatomy of the major systems in the human body and their importance in the design of biomedical devices and understanding of the major physiological principles which govern the operation of the human body.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||A basic understanding of biology. Recommended: BIOL1003 (or equivalent)|
Dr Chow, Chin Moi
A/Prof Dunstan, Colin
Dr Murphy, Ann
|T&L Activities:||Lectures: 2.5 hours of lectures per week. 12 hours of laboratory work per semester.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Be able to exercise critical judgment and adopt a problem solving approach when applying anatomic and physiologic knowledge to engineering principles in biomedical designs.Students will write on a topic, and make an attempt to device a piece of medical equipment related to the specific topic.||Design (Level 2)|
|Be able to apply knowledge in anatomic and physiologic functions to biomedical designs. Be able to handle various biomedical equipment in their practical classes and adapt to handling cadaver specime||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Develop a body of knowledge in the fields of anatomy and physiology.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|Be able to identify, access, organize and apply knowledge gained.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Students will make an oral presentation on a topic||Communication (Level 2)|
|The ability to work with others (students will work in pairs in one assignment task and in anatomy practicals)||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
|Assessment Description:||Mid-semester exam (20%), Assignments and reports (20%), final exam (60%).|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Introductory Anatomy, Bone tissue|
|Week 3||Muscle tissue and muscles|
|Week 4||Muscle tissue and muscles|
|Week 5||Neural Tissue|
|CNS, PNS, ANS|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Week 6||Anatomy of the Heart and Blood Vessels|
|Week 7||Respiratory anatomy, Respiratory Histology, Renal anatomy|
|Week 8||CVS Physiology|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 9||CVS Physiology|
|Week 10||No lectures - public holiday|
|Week 11||Respiratory Physiology, Oral Presentations|
|Week 12||Sleep Physiology|
|Week 13||Renal Physiology|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||Free for independent study|
|Exam Period||Final exam|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||94.99%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 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.