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Nursing Science 2 (NURS90125)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90125
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject builds on the knowledge gained in Nursing Science 1 and examines the pathophysiology of different body systems. The common conditions that alter skin, the nervous system, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculo-skeletal and genitourinary and reproductive systems will be examined. Students will add to their knowledge of drugs by examining the physiological action of selected subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous medications.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • identify and discuss in detail the pathophysiology of common disorders that affect skin, the nervous system including special senses, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculo-skeletal, genitourinary and reproductive systems;
  • identify the occurrence of common pathological processes across the lifespan; and
  • discuss the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of select subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous medications.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation
  • critical thinking and analytical skills
  • an openness to new ideas
  • planning and time management skills
  • the ability to work effectively in a team
  • the ability to communicate knowledge through classroom and web-based discussions and written material

Last updated: 15 August 2019