PSIO230 Pathophysiology

Updated: 14 December 2016
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites ((BIOL110 or PSIO110) and PSIO120) or (BIOL110 and BIOL120 completed prior to 2015) or PSIO210 or ANSC201 or for BPharm or BPharm(Hons): (PSIO110 and PSIO120) or (BIOL110 completed prior to 2015)
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Tom Van Der Touw (tvandert@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit will introduce students to the processes that underlie cellular adaptation and injury as well as inflammation and healing. Students will examine the pathophysiological processes that underlie the development of disease and disorders. The focus will be on the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, immune, gastrointestinal and renal systems. The ways in which stress can contribute to these processes will also be investigated.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Principles of Pathophysiology

ISBN: 9780733994159
Bullock, S. and Hales, M., Pearson 2012

Text refers to: Trimester 1, Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 26% 3000
Assessment Notes

Group Wiki.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 2 4% 150
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 3 4% 150
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 4 4% 150
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 5 4% 150
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 6 4% 150
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 7 4% 150
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass the Final Examination in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply their knowledge and describe the steps in the pathophysiological processes that underlie each disease/disorder presented;
  2. discuss susceptibility to each disease/disorder presented and how this contributes to the pathophysiology of the condition;
  3. understand and describe the processes that underlie cellular adaptation and injury, as well as inflammation and healing, and the ways in which these processes play a role in the pathophysiology of disease;
  4. apply an understanding and describe the contribution of genetics to the pathophysiological conditions discussed as well as to the process of carcinogenesis and neoplasia; and
  5. apply their knowledge and describe stress responses and how maladaptation to stress contributes to, exacerbates and/or ameliorates the pathophysiological processes that lead to disease.