91530 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 26cp; 4hpw: 2hpw (lectures), 2hpw (tutorials)
Requisite(s): ( 91528 Health and Homeostasis OR (91562 Health and Homeostasis 1 AND 91561 Health and Homeostasis 2))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This subject provides an introduction to the science of diseases of the bones, muscles and joints (e.g. arthritis), the gastrointestinal system (such as ulcers and hepatitis) and the blood (e.g. anaemia and blood cancers), blood-borne infections and shock. Students explore the pathophysiology (the alterations in body function) that underlie, or are adaptations to, the different diseases presented. They also consider how these diseases are managed and treated (including important classes of specific drugs). While the focus is on the common diseases encountered, there is also consideration of ones that are less common but have a profound impact on the person's life.
After completing the subject, students are able to recognise the signs (what can be observed by you or the person) as well as the symptoms (what the person experiences) that help assess what disease, or diseases a person may have, what laboratory tests are likely to be needed, and what aspects of management and treatment to provide in collaboration with those of other health professionals. Your decisions and actions will be guided by professional, ethical and legal principles.
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125