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Alterations in Health 2 (9053.2)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Disciplines of Nursing & Midwifery


Unit Outlines

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  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164512) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164111) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152665) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154828) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146797) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145551) - View

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An understanding of pathophysiology of the human body is essential for health practitioners. Using a case study approach, students will analyse disease processes across the life span associated with person, people, families and communities. Key concepts covered in this unit will relate to: neurological system; endocrine system; renal system-urinary structures; musculoskeletal system; and the reproductive system.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Analyse clinical case scenarios formulated around specific pathophysiological processes across the life span;

2. Discuss manifestations associated with altered health states across the life span; and

3. Critically discuss the impact that specific disease processes have on the homeostasis of the body.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Equivalent of 150 hours per semester including self directed learning.


9042 Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses.


Enrolment in Bachelor of Nursing.

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7431 Analysing Disease Part 1.

Equivalent Units

7431 Analysing Disease Part 1.

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