Provides an overview of the pathophysiology of various disease states of the immune, integumentary, gastrointestinal, respiratory and endocrine systems. Places a focus on understanding disease processes from the cellular level through to the levels of organ and system emphasising microbiological and pharmacological principles, which underlie many treatment regimes.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Describe cellular changes that occur in normal adaptive processes and in selected abnormal or disease processes.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Describe the different types of microorganisms and the mechanisms by which they cause infectious disease.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Explain features of inheritance, gene expression and genetic changes for selected genetic and congenital disorders||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Describe selected neoplasms with respect to their type, risk factors for development, and signs and symptoms.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Contrast the mechanical, physiological and biochemical changes found in selected disorders to normal anatomy and physiology.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||Critically analyse selected pharmaceutical and natural therapies with respect to their safety and efficacy.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||Distinguish the differences in the clinical presentation of selected similar disorders.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Porth, CM, 2014, Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 9th edn, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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