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This unit of study aims to expand the student’s undergraduate understanding of applied clinical physiology to that of an advanced level. This is achieved through the linking of complex theoretical concepts to clinical practice by utilisation of diverse clinical case scenarios. The students are required to analyse, rationalise and evaluate normal versus abnormal physiology and validate patient management in light of findings. This unit of study provides a strong foundational platform for students wishing to explore specialist areas of nursing.

Stress response and health breakdown

Unit of study code

277

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PG Single Unit of Study

Term

JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER

Pre-requisite

N/A

Fee*

Tier 1

Prescribed text:

Marieb, EN & Hoehn, K 2013, Human anatomy and physiology, 9th edn, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, Boston, International edition.

Co-ordinated by: TBA

Content

 

Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Homeostasis and the stress response

a) Analyse the contributing influences on and the role of homeostasis in health and health breakdown

Assessment 1 Online discussions x 2

10%

3,7

Theme 2: The plasma membrane and cell metabolism

b) Critically evaluate the short and long term impact of the stress response on multiple body systems

Assessment 2 Short answer essays (1500 words)

30%

4

Theme 3: Ventilation and respiration – mechanics of breathing

c) Discuss the potential implications of commonly used pharmacology on the patient experiencing the stress response and identify considerations for assessment

Assessment 3a & 3b Quiz (30 questions)

10%

10

Theme 4: Haemodynamic stability

d) Rationalise and apply advanced physiological principles to the interpretation of patient assessment findings and patient management

Assessment 4 Case analysis (2500 words)

50%

9

Theme 5: Acid-base balance and ABG analysis

e) Identify types of pain and acknowledge the relationship between chronic and acute pain and the stress response.

 

 

 

Theme 6: Immunology concepts

 

 

 

 

 

Units commencing or have commenced in 2017

TiersPrice
Tier 1$2,035
Tier 2$2,345
Tier 3$2,725
Tier 4$3,275

Units commencing in 2018

TiersPrice
Tier 1$2,100
Tier 2$2,420
Tier 3$2,800
Tier 4$3,375

*Fees are subject to change without notice.