Introduces students to the pathophysiology underlying human disease processes with an emphasis on cell injury, adaptation and death, genetic and congenital disorders, microbiological and immunologic factors, and neoplasia. Physiological pathology of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular, and renal systems are foci of this unit
Topic 1: Cell adaptation, injury and death
Topic 2: Genetic and congenital disorders
Topic 3: Neoplasia
Topic 4: Disorders of the gastrointestinal system
Topic 5: Disorders of the hepatobiliary system
Topic 6: Disorders of the respiratory system
Topic 7: Disorders of the endocrine system
Topic 8:Disorders of the cardiovascular system
Topic 9: Disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Topic 10: Disorders of the renal system
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 various normal adaptive processes and in abnormal or disease processes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||describe selected genetic and congenital disorders||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||explain neoplasia and its role in carcinogenesis, using specific examples||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||describe the pathophysiology of selected disease states of the gastrointestinal system, the respiratory system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the musculoskeletal system and the renal system||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Newest version is preferred: Sheila Grossman , 2013, Porth's Pathophysiology Concepts of Altered Health States. ISBN: 9781451146004.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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