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Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1 CXA133

Introduction

In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1, you will begin learning the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, focusing on the contributions of the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems to health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Interrelationships between these and other organ systems for maintaining homeostasis and performing activities of living will be emphasised, along with the relevance of concepts to aspects of health care. You will have opportunities to apply your knowledge as you analyse health care scenarios and will expand your vocabulary (as is used within health care settings) for effectively communicating biological information. The foundation knowledge and critical thinking skills that you develop in this unit will support your clinical reasoning and ongoing learning in other units within your course and your practice as a health professional.

Summary

Unit name Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1
Unit code CXA133
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Ms Kylie Hoffman
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 1 30/1/2023 22/2/2023 16/3/2023 30/4/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Relate structures of the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems of the body to their functions, including variations across the lifespan.
  • Explain the complementary relationships between the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary, musculoskeletal and other relevant organ systems to maintain homeostasis, health and wellbeing.
  • Analyse healthcare scenarios to differentiate between normal and altered structure and function of the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Communicate information related to the structure and function of the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems using scientific and clinical terminology.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Intensive teaching practicals – 2 hours (1 week), 3 hours (3 weeks), independent learning 10 hours per week.

AssessmentMastery quizzes (10%)|Exam (40%)|Case scenario assignment (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Amerman, EC 2019, Human anatomy and physiology (2nd global edition), Pearson, Essex.

Recommended

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