Concepts in Pathophysiology (10201.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites10298 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology OR 9042 Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses OR 9808 Regional Anatomy and Physiology OR 6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
- 9053 Alterations in Health 2
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Mrs Elyse Ladbrook|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Elyse Ladbrook|
Craft, J., & Gordon, C. (2017). Understanding Pathophysiology (3rd ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W, Australia: Elsevier.
- This resource is linked to the adaptive quizzing software outlined in Section 4b of this unit outline.
- Students are strongly encouraged to review the reading material listed on canvas in preparation for the weekly workshop. Students may choose to either purchase this text or access a copy from the library to support their learning throuhtgout the semester.
Other Pathophysiology Textbooks and Sources
- All students are encouraged to use a variety of sources to support their learning including, but not limited to, other pathophysiology texts available online and via the university library as well as online media.
- Please be mindful to verify the source of online content, to ensure that you are accessing accurate and appropriate information to support your understanding of key concepts explored in this unit.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC.
- All UC nursing courses use APA 7th Edition for referencing, use of a referencing text is beneficial and can be used throughout your program of study.
- The UC Library also has a referencing guide which can be found here: https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716
Additional weekly readings made available on Canvas, via the 'Reading List'.
Gillespie, M., & Paterson, B. (2009). Helping novice nurses make effective clinical decisions: The Situated Clinical Decision-Making Framework. Nursing Education Perspectives. 30(3): 164-170.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016). Registered nurse standards for practice. https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the unit's UCLearn site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items, and
- Achieve 50% overall
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for all assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation will take place in line with the faculty of health guidelines and the University assessment procedures document https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures).
Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available via MyUC under ‘Study'.
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
You will note the student workload guideline above (6a).
The scheduling for all units in the Bachelor of Nursing as per Allocate+ indicates that students are expected to undertake up to 5 hours per week per unit of directed/self directed learning (SDL) related to assessment preparation, clinical learning or module content revision.
Each unit has virtual tutorials/seminars of which one per module/week will typically be recorded for those who cannot make their scheduled times, this approach supports flexible delivery, recognising the many priorities that students are managing.
Inclusion and engagement
Students within 364JA Bachelor of Nursing must ensure that they meet the Inherent Requirements relevant to the profession of nursing – it is each students responsibility to read and understand these UC Nursing Inherent Requirements statements. For support in meeting the inherent requirements, please make a time with email@example.com and your course convenor BNConvenor@canberra.edu.au
It is expected that students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit. This is inclusive of all scheduled face to face and on-line activities. Assessment items are linked to the unit learning outcomes, the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and professional codes. Therefore, all students are required to attend and actively participate in all learning activities scheduled for this unit. Student can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. You will require computer skills to access the internet upload to the Canvas university site submissions in various formats. This unit may involve online meetings in real time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
The following costs are expected for this unit:
- Text books and access to the Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing software.
- Self-printing of electronically provided material
Work placement, internships or practicums
Unless otherwise instructed (on Canvas or in writing), all written assessment pieces (formative and summative) in this unit must conform to the following requirements:
- Headings in bold, maximum font size 16 pt.
- Font size: 11 pt or 12 pt – Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. (used consistently throughout the assessment)
- Margins no less than 1.5cm on all sides.
- Page number at the bottom right-hand corner of footer.
- Student identification number (number only) at the top right-hand corner of the header.
- References are to be given in APA 7 Style.
- Information on this referencing styles can be found on the library website at https://canberra.libguides.com/referencing/apa
- Assignment requirements (first page) as per Section 5b above.
- Any word limits specified in assignments (in this Unit Outline or in task descriptions on Canvas) will INCLUDE all tables, figures and appendices, but EXCLUDE references (unless otherwise stated).
- Submissions which exceed the specified word (or page) length will be truncated at the word (or page) limit and only assessed to this point.