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BM1022 - Physiological Systems and Processes 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to Nursing Science students only. Available to Sport & Exercise Science students (CAIRNS) only. TSV and CNS Limited availabilities are restricted to students admitted to 78110E - Bachelor of Nursing Science [External].

This subject introduces basic concepts of microbiology and the diversity of microorganisms to be fund 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 the pathogens which invade the body to cause disease and illness. Finally it introduces the discipline of pharmacology and applies the principles of this discipline to management of pain and inflammation.

Learning Outcomes

  • define the major groups of microorganisms and list their defining features;
  • compare modes of transmission of microorganisms and identify treatment and prevention strategies;
  • explain introductory principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and illustrate these concepts with exemplar drugs;
  • describe the components of the immune system and explain their roles in resistance to disease.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (30%) - 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

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 19-Oct-2020 to 23-Oct-2020 (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 12-Oct-2020 to 16-Oct-2020 (TBA)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 19-Oct-2020 to 23-Oct-2020 (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 3 hours tutorials - residential
  • 14 hours practicals - residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 3 hours tutorials - residential
  • 14 hours practicals - residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.