Concepts in Pathophysiology (10201.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
UC Sydney Hills, Castle Hill, NSW
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Nursing
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to apply and effectively communicate foundational conceptual knowledge of pathophysiological processes and identify common responses to alterations in homeostasis and their manifestations in people. Students will learn about risk factors for pathophysiological conditions in diverse populations across the lifespan.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Examine pathophysiological processes and concepts that impact the wellbeing of people;
2. Apply knowledge of clinical manifestations associated with alterations to homeostasis in diverse populations across the lifespan;
3. Identify and discuss risk factors for pathophysiological conditions across different life stages and cultural groups; and
4. Use appropriate scientific language and accurate clinical data interpretation to analyse and communicate (written, oral and visual) the relationships between pathophysiological processes.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
Prerequisites10298 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Ash Smyth
|UC Sydney Hills, Castle Hill, NSW
|05 February 2024
|Dr Ash Smyth
Craft, J., Gordon, C., Huether, S. E., McCance, K. L., & Brashers, V. L. (2022). Understanding Pathophysiology Australia and New Zealand Edition (4th edition). Elsevier
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.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their assessment during business hours to ensure access to Student Support Services including IT Service Desk and the Library. It is important to note that personal network/computer/technical problems are generally not considered acceptable grounds or reasons for an extension to the due date. Students who are experiencing difficulty uploading a submission are strongly encouraged to take a screenshot of any error messages, including the date and time, and contact Service Desk for technical support.
Students must submit original work that has not been previously submitted for assessment at the University of Canberra. Self-plagiarism is grounds for referral for academic misconduct. Students are encouraged to note the academic integrity section of this unit outline.
Students can apply for an extension, to the submission due date for an assessment item, if the student experiences extenuating circumstances and are able to provide documented evidence. Students must ensure that when applying for an extension to the due date their application meets the requirements as set out in the Guidelines for extension requests for Nursing Students. Please see the extension section of this unit outline for more information.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Submit all assessment items, and
- Attend 80% of scheduled workshops/tutorials, and
- Achieve 50% overall
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
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All Bachelor of Nursing students are expected to undertake up to 5 hours per week per unit of directed/self-directed learning (SDL) related to content engagement, assessment preparation, clinical learning or revision in addition to their timetabled unit contact (ie. lectures, workshops, tutorials).
In nursing where PEP is a requirement for professional registration, hours expected for engagement and to meet the unit requirements are necessarily adjusted and may fluctuate during the teaching period.
Inclusion and engagement
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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, inclusive of all timetabled activities. Assessment items are linked to the unit learning outcomes, the NMBA Registered Nurse standards for practice and professional codes. Therefore, all students are expected to attend and actively participate in all learning activities scheduled for this unit. Student can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
Students are expected to attend their allocated workshop/tutorial (and seminar in INC units) with a minimum of 80% attendance to scheduled classes required in order to pass the unit. Failure to meet the attendance requirements of this unit will result in a NC grade. In the event that a student experiences extenuating circumstances impacting on their ability to attend their allocated workshop the student must notify the unit convenor via the unit email and provide documentary evidence to support their absence.
Approved absences, supported by documentary evidence, will be determined at the discretion of the unit convenor. Where an approved absence is granted, the student will be advised of the required make up work and timeframe.
The theoretical underpinning of caring science is fundamental to ensure safe nursing practice. Completion of all learning modules, including directed and self-directed study, and active participation in workshops is expected. Participating in workshop discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers (see NMBA RN standards for practice 2016 Standard 2 and related criterion https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx)
Required IT skills
Please note the materials required for this unit section. 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.
Students undertaking units where there are assessment items conducted online are strongly encouraged to test their setup during the semester. Where support for troubleshooting technical issues is identified by students, students are encouraged to seek support from Service Desk.
The following costs are expected for this unit:
- Access to the Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing software.
- Self-printing of electronically provided material.
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities and/or assessments (e.g. reliable computer and internet connection).
Work placement, internships or practicums