This unit will cover aspects of lifespan development from a biopsychosocial approach and explore key pathophysiological conditions that may affect different life stages. Students will develop a broad foundation of knowledge in relation to disease pathology, pharmacology and prehospital management and treatments, incorporating relevant aspects of the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards. Students will be taken through relevant lifespan conditions with areas to be covered including Reproductive pathophysiology and pathologies, Obstetrics and parturition, Newborn care, Paediatrics and adolescence care through to and including, senescence and the impact of normal and abnormal age related changes in geriatric cohorts. Students will develop a critical awareness of how culture and cultural beliefs impact lifespan development.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):