Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 62 hours lectures, 40 hours problem-based learning, 20 hours practical classes |
Total Time Commitment: Students will need to allow time for self-directed learning. The following hours are given as minimum requirements: 1 hour pre/post reading for lectures, 2 hours per hour of tutorial sessions and 2 hours extra per week for practical classes.
|Prerequisites:||This subject is not available as a single subject. Students must be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to undertake this subject.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Year 1 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorDr Jenny Hayes, Ms Anne Marie Lee
ContactDr Annemarie Lee
The objectives of this subject are to enable the student to gain an understanding of the integrated function of the cardiorespiratory system, the mechanisms and control of gas exchange and acid-based metabolism, cardiorespiratory homeostatic and adaptive mechanisms in humans and the mechanisms of pathological processes leading to disease of the cardiorespiratory system and cardiorespiratory responses to exercise.
Content includes normal anatomy and development of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, electrophysiology of the heart, measurement and assessment of cardiac and respiratory function, the principles of physics relating to blood flow, respiration and cardiorespiratory investigations, the mechanisms of ventilation, gas exchange and oxygen carriage in the lungs, at the periphery and at a cellular level, acid-base homeostasis, mechanisms of action of endogenous messengers and drugs on the cardiac and respiratory systems, mechanisms of blood pressure control and its disturbance.
As a result of study in this subject, student's should understand:
Mid-semester quizes (15%); problem-based learning tutor assessment (10%); end of semester examinations up to six hours (60%); and practical examination (15%).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Physiotherapy |
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