Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Winter Term, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
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To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in one of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice courses or as a single subject study. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses. Please contact the School of Melbourne Custom Programs for more information.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Marie Gerdtz
The School of Melbourne Custom Programs
The University of Melbourne
T: +61 3 9810 3388
This subject provides a foundation for understanding the pathologic basis of disease across the lifespan.
It equips learners with the knowledge and skills required to explain assessment data and prioritise patient care in a specialty area of practice based on scientific principles.
Core pathophysiological concepts covered will include: cellular responses to stress; adaptation, injury and death; acute and chronic inflammation; tissue renewal and repair; infection; neoplasia; haemodynamic, genetic and immune system disorders and genetic predisposition to disease.
Using a case study based approach, learners will be provided with opportunities to apply their knowledge
1. Discuss the influence of heredity, environment and age on core pathophysiological concepts
Written assignment (2000 words) Due week 5 - 40%
10 online quizzes (15 minutes each (weekly) - 60%
Kumar V., Abbas A.K., Fausto N., Aster J.C. (2014). Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease Ninth Edition. Elsevier. Philadelphia.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/pathophysio/|
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer and Palliative Care) |
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Critical Care)
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency)
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care)
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care)
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Rural Critical Care)
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