Introduces students to pathophysiology at the level of organ systems using a case study approach. Disorders of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, digestive and reproductive systems will be discussed, with an emphasis on the causal relationships between aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations and the pharmacological therapy used to manage these disorders.
Unit contentTopic 1: The pathophysiological process, aetiology and consequences of disease
Topic 2: The clinical manifestations of disease
Topic 3: Specific screening and diagnostic tests
Topic 4: Pharmacological therapy
Topic 5: Nutritional and lifestyle alterations
Topic 6: Surgical interventions
Topic 7: Miscellaneous therapies
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 pathophysiology of diseases affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, haematological, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hepatic and reproductive systems.||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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