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Unit description

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, endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular, renal and musculoskeletal system are the foci of this unit, with an emphasis on explaining diagnostic laboratory tests and clinical manifestations of selected disease states.

Unit content

  1. Molecular and cellular adaptation to disease
  2. Respiratory and digestive system pathologies
  3. Endocrine pathologies
  4. Nervous system pathologies
  5. Cardiovascular and renal system pathologies
  6. Musculoskeletal system pathologies

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss clinical manifestations of selected disease processes and health problems associated with congenital or acquired medical conditions
2interpret the results of laboratory tests to help investigate pathological conditions and communicate findings in terms of clinical relevance for the client
3compare and contrast normal physiology with common disorders on a gross anatomical, cellular and molecular basis
4analyse case studies on selected pathologies and provide clear and accurate information in a timely manner

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss clinical manifestations of selected disease processes and health problems associated with congenital or acquired medical conditions
  2. interpret the results of laboratory tests to help investigate pathological conditions and communicate findings in terms of clinical relevance for the client
  3. compare and contrast normal physiology with common disorders on a gross anatomical, cellular and molecular basis
  4. analyse case studies on selected pathologies and provide clear and accurate information in a timely manner

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Workbook20%
Quiz30%
Workbook50%
Notice

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Fee information

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