6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
This unit is the second in a sequence of two health science units that provides foundation knowledge of human anatomy and physiology relevant for allied health.
The unit develops further the critical evaluation of evidence and an awareness of the changing nature of knowledge in the health sciences.
The major themes in this unit of study are: body support and movement, cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, the respiratory system, the urinary system and the control of body fluids; the digestive system and the processing of nutrients in the body; the lymphoid/immune system; microbes and infection; and an introduction to pharmacological principles.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Relate the structure of the major bones, joints and muscles to the functions of support and movement;
- Summarise the structures of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and explain how their integrated functions facilitate transport and maintain homeostasis;
- Locate the organs of the digestive system and describe the processes of digestion, absorption and metabolism;
- Consider how urine is formed and the role of the kidneys in maintaining fluid composition and balance;
- Outline the body's innate and adaptive defences and how they determine the nature of interactions with microbes;
- Outline basic pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principals as a foundation for understanding pharmacology;
- Analyse and interpret data using an evidence based approach to understand patient symptoms
- Online tests (10 x 10 minutes each) (10%)
- Mid-semester exam (45 minutes) (20%)
- Laboratory test (1 hour) (25%)
- Examination (2 hours) (45%) (Hurdle)
Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass the Examination to pass the unit. You are also required to attend all scheduled unit tutorials and practical sessions unless documentary evidence (such as a medical certificate, relevant death notice, etc.) is provided. The minimum attendance requirement is 80% to pass the unit.
3 hours of lectures, 1.5 hour tutorial per week and 2 hours practical per fortnight. An additional 6 hours of self-directed study is recommended.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery or Diploma of Tertiary Studies.