|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Medicine & Dentistry|
Cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and gastrointestinal disease are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the Australian population. Multiple factors contribute to a person's overall cardiovascular risk including nutrition, metabolism and other medical conditions such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, renal disease and diabetes. Lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity, obesity and smoking also play a role. Diabetes is a particularly important disease amongst this group, as it can lead to the failure of multiple organ systems, and has been increasing in Australia, particularly amongst Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. This subject also introduces common conditions that affect the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems and will describe the pathophysiology of these conditions and their clinical management. The subject will also explore the principles of nutrition in adults and children including the supply of supplementary feeding such as enteral nutrition (EN) or total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complex pathophysiological origins of these diseases and how these diseases inter-relate and affect each other to develop foundational competence in the management of patients with multiple co-morbidities relating to these systems
|Students will be expected to have completed all core level 1 and 2 subjects.|
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Coordinator:||Dr John Smithson|
|Lecturers:||Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Margaret Jordan, Dr John Smithson, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Ms Cassie Lanskey, Dr Robi Islam.|
The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.
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.