Interruptions to Normal Physiology (NURS1005)


This unit of study will provide students with a contextual link between human physiology and alterations to physiological processes and pathophysiological phenomena encountered in patients in clinical settings. This will involve further exploration of the homeostatic control of body processes and how compensatory mechanisms are manifest in patients. The topics of oxygenation, protection, metabolism, neuro-endocrine regulation, and elimination will be explored in the context of disease and disorders associated with these processes. This will extend students' understandings of complex physiological alterations and pathophysiology.

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9x2hr lectures and 9x2hr tutorials


concept map (25%), written assessment/project (35%) and concept map - clinical example (40%)

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