PP5251 - Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
The Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics subject builds on the basic concepts
of physiology to explain how the normal functioning of the human body can become altered
in the disease state. Disorders affecting major organ systems in the body, namely
the cardiovascular, respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems
will be studied. The nervous system is covered separately in Neuropharmacology (PP3252:03).
Having examined the basis for abnormal function in disease, we then explore how drug
treatments may be used to help restore normal function. In addition to the theoretical
basis for drug intervention, the practical considerations of managing these treatments
will also be discussed.
- Interpret the pathways through which normal organ function is transformed in the disease
- Evaluate the biochemical and functional imbalances that underlie pathophysiological
changes in organ function;
- Perform, analyse and interpret commonly used clinical diagnostic tests;
- Determine which drug treatments may be used to correct these biochemical and functional
imbalances, helping to restore normal function;
- Describe the mechanism of action of these therapeutic drugs.
- end of semester exam (65%)
- quizzes or tests (10%)
- presentations (10%)
- assignments (15%).
||PP2101 and PP2201 or equivalent
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr Donna Rudd
||Dr Donna Rudd, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Lisa Chilton, Mrs Karen Reeks, Dr Damien Paris, Professor Zoltan Sarnyai, Dr Sean Holroyd, Dr Richard Francis, Ms Christine Hall, Dr Donna Martin.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 6 hours tutorials
- 36 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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