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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2058

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
106009

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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 2)

Course aim

To develop students' knowledge of pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts that may be applied to the understanding of disease states and their management in clinical practice.

Course content

Tissue injury and disease; cellular adaptations to injury in acute and chronic conditions; mechanisms of inflammation, tissue healing and pain; basic principles of pharmacology; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; pharmacological approaches to pain and inflammation; adverse effects; drug interactions; drug misuse; abuse and poisoning; the peripheral nervous system pharmacology; issues in quality use of medicines including individual and life stage factors influencing drug responses, client compliance, drug development, clinical principles of neoplasia and treatment; hospital associated infections and public health; age related pathophysiology patterns.

Textbook(s)

Lehne, RA, Pharmacology for Nursing Care, Current edition, Saunders Elsevier, St Louise, MO

Craft, J, Gordon, C, Tiziani, A, Huether, S, McCance, KL, Brashers, VL and Rote, NS, Understanding Pathophysiology, Current edition, Mosby Elsevier, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BIOL 1047 Human Body 1
BIOL 1048 Human Body 2
Group 2
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B

Students need to complete either group 1 or group 2 prerequisites

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 9 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 9 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Lecture (online) 3 hours x 9 weeks
Tutorial (online) 2 hours x 9 weeks
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Lecture (online) 3 hours x 9 weeks
Tutorial (online) 2 hours x 9 weeks
EXTERNAL, MT GAMBIER, ONLINE
Lecture (online) 3 hours x 9 weeks
Tutorial (online) 2 hours x 9 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
Quiz 1000 words 15% 50 minutes
Presentation 1500 words 35% -
Examination 2000 words 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Quiz 1000 words 15% 50 minutes
Presentation 1500 words 35% -
Examination 2000 words 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Quiz 1000 words 15% 50 minutes
Presentation 1500 words 35% -
Examination 2000 words 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MT GAMBIER, ONLINE
Quiz 1000 words 15% 50 minutes
Presentation 1500 words 35% -
Examination 2000 words 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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