Course Outline

SPX103 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

Course Coordinator:David Jenkins (djenkins@usc.edu.au) School:School of Health and Behavioural Sciences

2021Semester 2

USC Sunshine Coast

USC Moreton Bay

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

Please go to the USC website for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

This course introduces you to the structure of the human body and how the body functions for exercise. You will explore the normal structure of cells, tissues, and organs as well as the skeletal, muscular, neural, cardiovascular, endocrine and respiratory- systems of the human body. This course provides you with the foundation knowledge for sport studies.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Tutorial/Workshop 1 2hrs Not applicable Not Yet Determined

Course Topics

Energy Systems

Nervous System

Circulatory System

Respiratory System

Fluid homeostasis and Renal System

What level is this course?

100 Level (Introductory)

Engaging with discipline knowledge and skills at foundational level, broad application of knowledge and skills in familiar contexts and with support. Limited or no prerequisites. Normally, associated with the first full-time study year of an undergraduate program.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
1 Identify and describe anatomical and physiological functions from scenarios shown on diagrams, images and in text. Knowledgeable
2 Apply spatial visualisation skills to human anatomical and physiological models and identify orientation, placement and relationship to overall structure. Empowered

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

Enrolled in Program ED312, ED315, SC347, SC010 or SC110

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

HLT100 or LFS112 or LFS201 or LFS202

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Students will be provided with example MCQ/TF questions to work through formatively for each workshop topic, along with practice station practical assessment specimens. As this course is delivered in an online modules and workshop format, there is substantial interaction between the course coordinator and the students, permitting early identification of students that may be requiring additional assistance.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Quiz/zes Individual 20%
45 minutes
Week 5 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 2 Activity Participation Individual 20%
45 minutes
Week 8 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 3 Quiz/zes Individual 30%
60 minutes
Week 13 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 4 Examination - Centrally Scheduled Individual 30%
60 minutes
Exam Period Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All - Assessment Task 1:Mid-semester exam 1
Goal:
To develop the key competencies needed to succeed in Anatomy and Physiology by completing tutorial tasks and review activities to demonstrate your understanding of key concepts and topics.
Product: Quiz/zes
Format:
This is assessed online via Blackboard.  Each student completes the tasks individually.  Each task will have combination of questions in a MCQ format. 
Material taught in Topics 1-4 will be assessed.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
On diagrams, images and texts, describe anatomical and physiological functions.
Understand and correctly identify anatomical and physiological structures.
1 2
All - Assessment Task 2:Mid-semester exam 2
Goal:
To develop the key competencies needed to succeed in Anatomy and Physiology by completing tutorial tasks and review activities to demonstrate your understanding of key concepts and topics.
Product: Activity Participation
Format:
This is assessed online via Blackboard. Each student completes the tasks individually. Each task will have combination of questions in a MCQ format. Material taught in Topics 5-7 will be assessed.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identify and describe anatomical and physiological functions from scenarios shown on diagrams, images and in text.
1
All - Assessment Task 3:En-semester Practical Exam
Goal:
To demonstrate your anatomical and physiological knowledge gained over the complete semester (Weeks 1-13) by answering MCQ and short answer case- based questions
Product: Quiz/zes
Format:
Online multiple choice, T/F and/or labelling of diagrams.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identify and describe anatomical and physiological functions from scenarios shown on diagrams, images and in text.
1
All - Assessment Task 4:Final Theory Exam
Goal:
To demonstrate your anatomical and physiological knowledge gained over the complete semester (Weeks 1-13) by answering MCQ and short answer case- based questions
Product: Examination - Centrally Scheduled
Format:
The final theory assessment will involve both MCQ and short answer questions based on the case scenarios presented throughout the semester.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identify and describe anatomical and physiological functions from scenarios shown on diagrams, images and in text.
1 2

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

Schedule

Period and Topic Activities
1 / Topic 1
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise 
Basic terminology  
Organisation of the body 
Support, Movement & Protection: Skin
2 / Topic 2
Bones and Joints of the Axial and Appendicular skeleton 
Bone formation, bone injury/fractures 
Joint replacements/reconstructions
3 / Topic 3
Energy systems: chemical, cellular and tissue 
Fuel for exercise – aerobic vs anaerobic training 
ATP/Creatine/Lactate/Krebs  
What are the latest fads? Should we carbo load?
4 / Topic 4
Muscle names of important muscles and muscle groups 
Muscle contraction 
Discussion of musculoskeletal terminology usage in the media
5 / Topic 5
Nervous system 
-Overview of CNS, PNS, ANS 
- Nervous tissue and organs and neural reflexes 
- Neural transmission 
Concussion, Brain injury, nerve regeneration
6 / Review
Revision Integration of all systems so far: 
for homeostasis: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine
7 / Mid-sem exam
Mid-semester structured assessment
8 / Topic 6
Circulatory system: Blood and Lymphatics (Immunity) 
Discuss blood typing, blood doping, Allergies  
Cardiovascular: 
- Anatomy of Heart and Cardiac conduction system 
- Cardiac cycle 
- Blood vessels 
- Blood pressure 
Exercise and the Heart, CPR, Heart Attacks
9 / Topic 7
Maintenance of the body 
Respiratory system: why do we breathe? 
- Anatomy and breathing mechanism 
- Gas exchange and transport  
Asthma/Emphysema/Smoking/Hayfever
10 / Topic 8
Let’s eat!  The Digestive system + Smell + Taste 
Food – follow a mouthful of food through our digestive track and consider what happens along the way. Where do we get nutrients from? How long does food stay in tract? 
Anatomy, absorption of contents, expulsion  
Different types of diets, IBS, food sensitivity, immune response, Alcohol and Caffeine metabolism, dietary supplements
11 / Topic 9
Water! hydration: water uptake and urinary/urogenital system:  
Where do we uptake water/fluid? 
Kidneys, transplants, dialysis; Urine testing
12 / Topic 10
Preparation and Revision for theory exam – review of homeostasis and each system
13 / Final theory
Final theory assessment

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.

Required? Author Year Title Edition Publisher
Required Tortora, G., Derrickson, B., Burkett, B., Dye D., Cooke, J., Diversi, T., McKean, M., Mellifont, R., Samalia, L., Peoples, G. 2019 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology: Second Asia-Pacific Edition Wiley

Specific requirements

Not applicable

How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%.
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale.
You have not failed the course due to academic misconduct.

Assessment: Submission penalties

There are no penalties for late submission; all assessment will be on-line exams on a designated day.

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Study help

For help with course-specific advice, for example what information to include in your assessment, you should first contact your tutor, then your course coordinator, if needed.

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