Pathophysiology in Paramedicine 2 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, endocrine, digestive, sexual and reproductive, and immune systems, as well as complex disease states affecting multiple 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 2|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of 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 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Health Study Period 1||27/2/2023||17/3/2023||14/4/2023||28/5/2023|
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- Explain pathophysiological processes, signs and symptoms of acute and chronic health conditions affecting the cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, sexual and reproductive, and immune systems, as well as complex disease states affecting multiple 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 cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, sexual and reproductive, and immune systems, as well as complex disease states affecting multiple systems.
- Communicate using scientific and clinical terminology relevant to alterations in cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, sexual and reproductive, and immune health, as well as complex disease states affecting multiple body systems.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesCZZ102 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1B and CZZ101 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A
Independent learning - 8 hours (weekly 1 time)
|Assessment||Team Based Learning (10%)|Test or quiz (20%)|Case or problem activated learning (30%)|Examination - take home (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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