Pathophysiology for Health Care 1 builds on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to develop an understanding of the principles of pathophysiology and alterations in the health of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, and renal systems, and cancer. It will explore current evidence-informed approaches used by health care professionals to help re-establish homeostasis, including pharmacotherapy. Clinical reasoning will be used to analyse clinical scenarios to inform the delivery of evidence-informed health care. Students will be expected to develop written and oral skills that will facilitate intraprofessional, interprofessional, and patient communication of biological and therapeutic information.
|Unit name||Pathophysiology for Health Care 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Ms Michele Dowlman|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Nursing Study Period 3||18/9/2023||9/10/2023||30/10/2023||10/12/2023|
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- Explain pathophysiological processes, signs and symptoms of acute and chronic health conditions affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and renal systems, and cancer.
- Integrate biological information to explain common diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions used in the management of patients with acute and chronic health conditions affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and renal systems of the body, and cancer.
- Communicate using scientific and clinical terminology relevant to alterations in the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and renal systems, and cancer.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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PrerequisitesCXA133 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1 AND CXA136 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2
Students expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning).
|Assessment||Exam (40%)|Presentation - video (20%)|Case Study (25%)|Team based learning (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Amerman, EC 2019, Human Anatomy & Physiology (2nd Global Edition), Pearson Education, Essex,
Bullock, S, Hales, M (2019), Principles of Pathophysiology, 2nd Ed. Pearson: Australia
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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