University of Technology Sydney

91530 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2

6cp; 4hpw: 2hpw (lectures), 2hpw (tutorials)
Requisite(s): ( 91528 Health and Homeostasis OR (91562 Health and Homeostasis 1 AND 91561 Health and Homeostasis 2))
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This subject provides an introduction to the science and medicine of the musculoskeletal, renal, haematological and gastrointestinal systems. The subject explores fundamental pathophysiology (alteration in function as seen in disease) of these body systems and the pharmacology of drugs used in the treatment and management of diseases. Throughout the subject, there is an integrated focus on body systems contrasting healthy and disease states, and how these disease states may be managed by pharmaceutical, surgical, medical and other strategies.

After completing this subject, students are able to recognise the classical symptoms and inquire critically for necessary information from the patient in order to make differential diagnosis and order the relevant laboratory tests to further confirm the diagnosis, as well as provide treatment strategies and nursing care to alleviate symptoms or reverse the disease condition in an ethical and legal manner.

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