6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
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Students will develop a sound understanding of the principles of pathology, and specifically that of the respiratory and osteoskeletal systems, along with their radiographic appearances. Students will also develop a sound understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the vertebral column and the bony thorax. They will be introduced to the nervous system and the innervation of muscles together with relevant radiographic anatomy.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Identify fundamental principles of pathology and apply this knowledge to specific cases, in particular the musculoskeletal and respiratory systems;
- Evaluate the effect of environment and nutrition on the health of an individual or community;
- Describe the anatomy of the vertebral column, spinal cord and thoracic cage and thoracic contents;
- Identify normal and abnormal anatomy on radiographic images of the vertebral column & thorax abdomen and musculoskeletal system
- Describe the basic physiology of respiration and the nervous system;
- List major stages that occur in embryology and extrapolate how congenital abnormalities can occur
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Mid-semester exam (1 hour) (20%)
- Team assessment (15%)
- Image Recognition exam (1 hour) (20%)
- Written exam (2 hours) (45%) (hurdle)