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BM1022 - Physiological Systems and Processes 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

Available to Nursing Science students only. TSV and CNS mixed attendance availabilities are restricted to students admitted to 78110E - Bachelor of Nursing Science [External]. ISA and MKY mixed attendance mode only.

This subject introduces the discipline of pharmacology and relates functioning of the gastrointestinal and nervous systems to drug pharmacokinetics. It also introduces basic concepts of microbiology and the diversity of microorganisms found in the natural environment. It then introduces the immune system and inflammation and how the body interacts with the microorganisms around it. Issues of immune deficiency are also addressed. It then introduces healthcare related microbiology and some of the major pathogens which invade the body to cause disease and illness.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the components of the immune system and explain their roles in resistance to disease;
  • define the major groups of microorganisms, compare modes of transmission and identify treatment and prevention strategies;
  • explain introductory principles of pharmacology and the roles of the gastrointestinal and nervous systems in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics;
  • describe the functional anatomy and physiological processes of the gastrointestinal system and the role of this system in the absorption, metabolism and excretion of drugs;
  • describe the functional anatomy and physiological processes of the central and peripheral nervous system and the principles of pharmacological interventions targeting this system.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Obtain an overall cumulative mark of 50%. Attend 80% of practical classes (internal offerings) or attend residential week (mixed mode) to pass the subject. Must achieve a mark of at least 50% on the final exam

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PP2201

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours lectures
  • 4 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching 10-Oct-2023 to 13-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Miss Jessica Watt, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours lectures
  • 4 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Mackay, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates as per Cairns or Townsville mixed mode)
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr David Simcock, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 4 hours tutorials - residential
  • 14 hours specialised - residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates as per Cairns or Townsville Mixed mode)
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Miss Jessica Watt, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 4 hours tutorials - residential
  • 14 hours specialised - residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours lectures
  • 4 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching 17-Oct-2023 to 20-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 4 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.