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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2056

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101430

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1)

Course aim

To develop an understanding of normal physiological changes in pregnancy and their relationship to the pathophysiology of complications across the childbirth continuum.  

Course content

Physiological adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and renal systems during pregnancy; fetal growth and development, common fetal problems and congenital defects; the endocrinology associated with altered carbohydrate handling, thyroid hormone metabolism, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal renal function and the immune response in pregnancy; the pathophysiology of pregnancy complications including hypertensive, haematological, haemorrhagic and metabolic disorders; physiology and pathophysiology of labour and the puerperium.

Textbook(s)

Rankin 2013, Myles Midwifery Anatomy and Physiology Workbook, Current Edition

Stables and Rankin 2010, Physiology in Childbearing, Current Edition

Prerequisite(s)

Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
IBMS BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
IBMS BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
IBMS HLTH 1020 Human Anatomy 100
IBMW BIOL 1047 Human Body 1
IBMW BIOL 1048 Human Body 2
IBMW NURS 1060 Normal Pregnancy and Childbirth

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 8 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 8 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Online delivery 8 weeks x -
Tutorial (Online) 2 hours x 8 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Case study 1500 words 35% -
Online activities - 15% Ongoing
Examination - 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Case study 1500 words 35% -
Online activities - 15% Ongoing
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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