This unit will address the Primary or First Part syllabus requirements of the Australian College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. It will include normal physiology, physiology at the extremes of age (ie neonates, paediatrics and the elderly), obesity, pregnancy (including foetal), common disease states in the critically ill and the effects of commonly used drugs on the relevant physiological systems.The unit will have a clinical focus.
Online learning including lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion boards
Online quizzes (10%); generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); short answer questions (40%); 1 x online exam (40%)
Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist/ I Power, P Kam- 3rd ed, CRC Press, 2015; Textbook of Medical Physiology / A C Guyton, J E Hall - 13th ed, Philadelphia, PA: W B Saunders, 2015; Supplementary: Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology / K E Barrett, S M Barman, S Boitano, H Brooks- 25th ed- Lange/McGraw-Hill, 2015; Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology / A B Lumb- 8th Elsevier, 2016