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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit aim

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, endocrine, musculoskeletal and renal systems are foci of this unit

Unit content

  • Cell adaptation, injury and death
  • Genetic and congenital disorders
  • Neoplasia
  • Disorders of the:
    • Gastrointestinal system
    • Hepatobiliary system
    • Respiratory system
    • Endocrine system
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Renal system
    • Nervous System

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (8 weeks)
Assessment
Weekly online quizzes. Minimum of two mandatory. Best two results recorded20%
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (8 weeks)
Assessment
Weekly online quizzes. Minimum of two mandatory. Best two results recorded20%
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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