Courses & Units

Pathophysiology for Health Care 1 CXA240

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Pathophysiology for Health Care 1
Unit code CXA240
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Ms Michele Dowlman
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

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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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

  • 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
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CXA133 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1 AND CXA136 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Students expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning).

AssessmentExam (40%)|Presentation - video (20%)|Case Study (25%)|Team based learning (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Amerman, EC 2019, Human Anatomy & Physiology (2nd Global Edition), Pearson Education, Essex,

Bullock, S, Hales, M (2019), Principles of Pathophysiology, 2nd Ed. Pearson: Australia

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