Cradle Coast, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart
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.
|Unit name||Pathophysiology for Health Care 2|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Ms Michele Dowlman|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|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.
- 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|
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesCXA240 Pathophysiology for Health Care 1 AND CXA136 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2
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
|Assessment||Examination (50%)|Presentation (20%)|Case Study (30%)|
|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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