91561 Health and Homeostasis 26cp; 3.5hpw (1.5hr workshop, 2hr practical, supported with online resources). Attendance will be recorded.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91528 Health and Homeostasis
A knowledge of the structures (anatomy) and processes (physiology) of the healthy human being is essential to the practice of nursing. In association with 91562 Health and Homeostasis 1, this subject provides the underpinning anatomy and physiology for the subsequent pathophysiology and pharmacology subjects in the Bachelor of Nursing (C10122). Homeostasis is a state of internal physiological balance and equates with a state of health in the person. Through the guiding principle of homeostasis, this subject describes the contribution of different organ systems to the maintenance of a state of wellness. In this subject the organ systems investigated include the integumentary (i.e. the skin), urinary, immune and reproductive systems. This subject also introduces blood components and haemostasis, pharmacological principles, microbiology, nutrition, and genetics.
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