This unit builds on the basic knowledge from CXA107 Fundamentals of Bioscience to develop an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and immune systems. Principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology are introduced and, through a systems based approach, the actions of commonly used medicines are explored. Microbiology, including infections, immunisation and the use of antimicrobials are discussed in relation to health care environments and clinical practice.
|Unit name||Bioscience 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Chin- Liang Beh|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Communicate biological information in writing
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of: the structure and function of body systems; the core principles of physiology and pathophysiology; common medicines; microbiology in healthcare settings
- Analyse and integrate data from clinical scenarios to: explain reasons for normal and abnormal health states; explain reasons for, and consequences of, common clinical interventions.
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Workshops (2 hour weekly)
|Assessment||Quizzes (20%)|Quizzes (40%)|Examination (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
We will regularly refer to the following texts:
Amerman, E 2018, Human Anatomy and Physiology (2nd Global edition), Pearson, Essex. (When purchased through Booktopia, this text is packaged with Mastering A&P® which includes access to an eText)
Saladin, Kenneth S. 2015. Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, ISE 8th Ed. McGraw-Hill : New York. This text may be packaged with Connect access (includes A & P Revealed and Learn Smart)
Craft, J. & Gordon, C., 2019. Understanding Pathophysiology and Pathophysiology Online, 3nd Ed. Elsevier: Sydney.
Norris, T 2020, Porth’s Essentials of Pathophysiology, 5th edn, Wolters Kluwer
If you have earlier copies of either of these texts it is not necessary to buy the latest copy.
Additonal useful references include
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