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Pathophysiology in Paramedicine 1 CXA290


Pathophysiology in Paramedicine 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 nervous, respiratory, renal and musculoskeletal systems. It will explore current evidence-informed approaches used by paramedics 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 in Paramedicine 1
Unit code CXA290
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Miguel Iglesias
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Health Study Period 3 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 3 30/10/2023 17/11/2023 15/12/2023 28/1/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain pathophysiological processes, signs and symptoms of acute and chronic health conditions affecting the nervous, respiratory, renal and musculoskeletal systems.
  • 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 nervous, respiratory, renal, and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Communicate using scientific and clinical terminology relevant to alterations in nervous, renal, respiratory, and musculoskeletal health.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
019901 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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AssessmentTeam Based Learning (10%)|Test or quiz (20%)|Case or problem activated learning (30%)|Examination - take home (40%)
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