Pathophysiology involves the study of disordered physiological processes associated with disease or injury and can therefore be considered core to any degree in biomedicine or health science. This unit examines the effects of dysfunction in particular human body systems, building on students’ knowledge of basic pathological processes and overall regulation of the human body (Pathophysiology 1). We will cover disorders of the following systems: haematologic, lymphatic, renal, respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal. Students are introduced to techniques for assessment of disorders where they will develop their analytical skills in various laboratory settings. There will be an integration of topic material relating to specific body systems between Pathophysiology 1 and Pathophysiology 2. Students will have the opportunity to investigate and apply their knowledge of pathophysiology where students will study the pathophysiology of a disease from the perspective of health professionals and patients.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
RECOMMENDED TEXTS: McCance. K.L. and Huether, S.E., (2019) Pathophysiology: the Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children 8th ed. St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):