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Concepts in Pathophysiology (10201.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nursing

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Syllabus

An understanding of pathophysiology of the human body is essential for all health practitioners. Using a conceptual framework and a case study approach, students will examine systemic physiological processes and associated alterations across the life span. Key concepts covered in this unit will relate to: ventilation/perfusion, pressure, inflammation, immunology, haemostasis, acid-base and fluid imbalance.

On completion of this unit students will demonstrate: knowledge and understanding of the processes underlying common alterations to health, and apply and articulate this knowledge to the analysis of specific body systems; through critical thinking.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Define specific pathophysiological concepts;

2. Apply pathophysiological concepts to body systems;

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

4. Apply the fundamental pathophysiological concepts to diverse clinical situations.

Assessment Items

Prerequisites

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