Introduces students to the body's cellular level responses to disease and to the disease processes that originate from cellular malfunction. In addition aspects of the pharmacological principles of drug action will be considered.
Unit contentTopic 1: Cellular alterations/injury, inflammation, and tissue healing
Topic 2: Microorganisms and microbial pathogenesis
Topic 3: Immunity and immunopathology
Topic 4: Carcinogenesis, congenital disorders and ageing
Topic 5: Neuropathophysiology
Topic 6: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Topic 7: Antimicrobial therapy and antimicrobial resistance
Topic 8: Principles of vaccination
Topic 9: Principles of analgesia
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||demonstrate knowledge of the role of the cell in pathological changes, and the mechanisms of cell injury and repair in relation to infectious diseases, immune disorders, cancer, ageing, genetic disorders and neurological disorders.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||relate the clinical manifestations of those diseases to the underlying pathophysiology.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||explain the causal relationships between aetiology and pathophysiology.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||select appropriate diagnostic tests to identify disease states and describe the major expected diagnostic findings.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||select appropriate treatment strategies for particular diseases and relate those treatments to the underlying pathophysiology.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||analyse the role of pharmacological therapy in the management of specific diseases.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||apply the above knowledge to particular clinical problems and situations.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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