|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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.
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