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PP2131 - Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 function;
  • explore the concept of stress as a mediator of inadequate cardiovascular function;
  • discuss alterations in peripheral nervous system function and the implications for systemic regulation.
Prerequisites: BM1011 AND (HS1005 OR NS1003) AND HS1111 AND NS1211 AND BM1022 AND (NS1012 OR NS1004) AND NS1220 AND NS1222

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Pam Megaw, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Elena Constantinoiu, Dr David Simcock, Dr Therese Kairuz.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 27-May-2013 to 31-May-2013 (On-campus attendance required during the lecture recess - contact School for full details.)
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Elena Constantinoiu, Dr David Simcock, Dr Therese Kairuz.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Pam Megaw, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Elena Constantinoiu, Dr David Simcock, Dr Therese Kairuz.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Elena Constantinoiu, Dr David Simcock, Dr Therese Kairuz.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Elena Constantinoiu, Dr David Simcock, Dr Therese Kairuz.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

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.