PP2231 - Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to Nursing Science students only.
This subject extends the students' knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology in
relation to health and disease. Students will explore alterations in nervous, gastrointestinal,
reproductive and endocrine function, as well as their respective drug treatments.
Concepts in Neoplasia pathophysiology and the treatment strategies is also covered.
- describe the major functions of nervous system, endocrine glands, reproductive organs
and gastrointestinal tract;
- apply knowledge of pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury and acute disorders of
brain function to explain resultant functional and cognitive changes;
- use knowledge of common acquired and congenital endocrine disorders to explain alterations
in growth, reproductive function, metabolism, electrolyte balance and blood glucose
- identify the clinical signs associated with injury to or disorders of the endocrine,
reproductive, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems and state pharmacological
and non-pharmacological approaches for treating these pathologic conditions;
- relate knowledge of pathophysiology of common neoplasia to the major neoplasia treatment
modalities explaining the role of radiation and nuclear medicine technology in the
treatment of neoplasia;
- describe how common disorders of the gastrointestinal system affect secretion, motility,
nutrient and electrolyte absorption and liver function.
||BM1011 and BM1022
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Dr John Smithson, Mr John Daicopoulos, Dr Anupama Bangara Kulur, Dr David Simcock, Dr Donna Martin.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 54 hours - online, self-directed learning
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||other exams (60%); on course non-invigilated assessment (40%).
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