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BMA1912

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Peter Freeman (Gippsland), TBA (Peninsula)

Synopsis

The major themes of study are nervous and endocrine control and regulation of body functions, maintenance systems of the body, and reproduction and early development, which are integrated into nursing studies. The unit develops further the critical evaluation of evidence and an awareness of the changing nature of knowledge in the health sciences. Topics include the structure and functions of the nervous system; the integrative functions of the nervous system and the endocrine system; the structure and function of the urinary system; the structure and function of the digestive system; the structure and function of the reproductive system; and the major changes in embryonic development in early pregnancy.

Objectives

  1. relate the structure of the major anatomical divisions of the nervous system to the sensory, integrative, and responsive functions of nervous tissues;
  2. compare the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system
  3. relate the structure of the endocrine system to the integration of body functions;
  4. relate the structure of the urinary system to excretory functions and fluid balance;
  5. relate the structure of the digestive system to digestive, absorptive, and metabolic functions;
  6. relate the structure of the reproductive system to the function of gametogenesis and fertilisation;
  7. describe the major changes in embryonic development in early pregnancy;
  8. observe, measure and present clinical data and discuss the validity of the data; and
  9. develop skills in linking underlying physiological principles to the care of a client in a clinical scenario

Assessment

Clinical report 10%, Mid-semester test 10%, Laboratory test 30%, End of semester exam 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Peter Freeman

Contact hours

3 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial and 2 hours practical or online work per week. An additional 6 hours per week of private study is recommended.

Prerequisites

BMA1901, Must be enrolled in course code 0727, 3562, 3953, 3963, 3982

Prohibitions

NUR1302, BMS2031, BMS2011, BMS1902, PHY2032, HSC1302