Courses & Units

Pathophysiology for Health Care 2 CXA243

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart

Introduction

Pathophysiology for Health Care 2 continues the study of the pathophysiological processes within body systems, focusing on pathological alterations of the digestive, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems, as well as pathologies caused by microorganisms and pathophysiological processes that affect several body systems. You will explore current evidence-informed approaches used to help re-establish homeostasis, including pharmacotherapy, will be explored. A clinical reasoning framework will be used to analyse clinical scenarios to inform the delivery of evidence-informed health care. You 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 2
Unit code CXA243
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Ms Michele Dowlman
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Nursing Study Period 1 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 1 17/1/2022 3/2/2022 27/2/2022 10/4/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of the alterations to anatomy and physiology of the digestive, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems of the body across the life-span to explain pathophysiological processes.
  • 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 digestive, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems, and multiple body systems.
  • Communicate using scientific and clinical terminology relevant to alterations in the digestive, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems, and pathophysiological processes that affect multiple body systems.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010913 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CXA240 Pathophysiology for Health Care 1 AND CXA136 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Block Teaching – 4 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Independent Learning – All units have 12.5 credit unit (120 hours) and are run over 12 weeks with students expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning

 

AssessmentExamination (50%)|Presentation (20%)|Case Study (30%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

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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