PP2131 - Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to Nursing Science students only.
This subject builds on the fundamental science concepts introduced in BM1011 and BM1022.
It covers the major principles and concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology in
relation to human health and disease. Students will examine the pathophysiology of
pain, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, alterations in respiratory, renal and cardiovscular
function, neoplasia as well as their respective drug treatments.
- relate medical investigation and treatment, including pharmacology, to the pathophysiological
breakdown of health processes;
- discuss basic principles and concepts of pharmacology;
- discuss the principles of fluid exchange and distribution in the body;
- discuss the principles of oxygenation and alterations in oxygenation due to breakdown
in respiratory function;
- explore the principles of oxygenation and impairments in oxygenation due to alterations
in vascular perfusion and cardiac function;
- evaluate the role of anatomical development as it relates to adequate cardiovascular
- explore the concept of stress as a mediator of inadequate cardiovascular function;
- discuss alterations in peripheral nervous system function and the implications for
- end of semester exam (60%)
- online test (20%)
- online test 2 (20%).
||BM1011 and BM1022
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr David Simcock
||Dr John Smithson, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Anupama Bangara Kulur, Dr David Simcock.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 50 hours lectures
- 10 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
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