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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours lectures/tutorials |
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 108 hours Students are expected to devote approximately 9-10 hours a week to this subject
|Prerequisites:||514753 Nursing Science 1|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||To be advised|
CoordinatorTo be advised
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject builds on the knowledge gained in Nursing Science 1. Students will expand their knowledge of pathophysiology of common disorders across the life-span. Cancer and other conditions that alter skin, the nervous system including special senses, 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, intravenous and enteral medications.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||2,000-word case study (week 6) - 40%3-hour written examination (exam week) - 60%Students must achieve an aggregate of 50% and pass the 3-hour written examination to pass the subject.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Bullock, S., Manias, E., & Galbraith, A. (2007). Fundamentals of pharmacology (5 th ed.). Australia: Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education. McCance, K., & Huether, S. (2006). Pathophysiology: The biological basis for disease in adults and children (5 th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. Stedman’s medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. Australian and New Zealand Edition (5 th ed.). (2005). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Thibodeau, G., & Patton, K. (2006). Anatomy and Physiology (6 th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate: |
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Nursing Science |
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