Provides an overview of the pathophysiology of various disease states of the cardiovascular, renal, reproductive, musculoskeletal and nervous 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.
Topic 1: Disorders of the heamatopoietic, cardiac, and vascular systems
Topic 2: Disorders of the nervous system
Topic 3: Disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Topic 4: Disorders of the renal system
Topic 5: Disorders of the male and female reproductive systems
Topic 6: Sexually transmitted disorders
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||contrast cellular changes that occur in normal adaptive processes to selected abnormal or disease processes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain features of inheritance, gene expression and genetic changes for selected genetic and congenital disorders||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe selected neoplasms with respect to their type, risk factors for development, and signs and symptoms||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||contrast the mechanical, physiological and biochemical changes found in selected disorders to normal anatomy and physiology||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||justify a diagnosis for selected cases based on differences in clinical presentations||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||critically analyse specific patient presentations, with emphasis on identifying safety concerns.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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