PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY

HBS3PAP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the pathophysiology component provides students with the fundamental principles of disease. Emphasis begins with general disease processes including cell injury, inflammation, healing, neoplasia and circulatory disturbances. Specific pathological conditions of body systems e.g. cardiovascular, skeletal, respiratory & central nervous systems along with diabetes will be addressed. The pharmacology component deals with general principles of pharmacology, including drug classification, prescriptions, schedules & formulations, & basic pharmacodynamics & pharmacokinetics. These principles are applied to drug therapy of inflammatory, immune & infectious disorders & to selected aspects of systematic pharmacology in relation to disorders studied in the pathophysiology module.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB; or require coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS2PPY

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Subject only available for students enrolled in Physiotherapy or Orthoptics

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPharmacologyRecommendedRang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM and Flower RJCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 2007.
ReadingsPharmacology for Health Professionals. 2nd edRecommendedBryant B and Knights K.ELSEVIER, 2007.
ReadingsRobbins Basic Pathology 9th editionRecommendedKumar, Abbas, and Aster. 2012W.B.SAUNDERS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the principles of General Pathology to selected disorders and reparative states. You will be able to: a) Describe and understand the cellular and biochemical changes that underlie the development of tissue injury, cellular death, cellular adaptations, acute and chronic inflammation, healing in various tissues, immunological disorders, benign tumours, malignant tumours, oedema, thrombosis, embolism, infarction, atherosclerosis and aneurysms. b) Describe how these above general pathologic processes impact on possible clinical courses and outcomes.

Activities:
Students will undertake two online quizzes that are open-book and purely visual with images taken directly from either interactive sessions (lectures) or workshop/tutorials. Cumulative Case Study Enquiries will also be undertaken in Workshop/Tutorials and these Enquiries reflect what is covered in interactive sessions (lectures); however, there will also be extra content that will not be covered in lectures. All Workshop/tutorials will involve the use of clicker technology. Students undertake these Workshops/Tutorials in teams comprising 4 individuals. There is no formal assessment of these Workshop/Tutorials; they are solely to re-enforce and complement interactive session (lecture) content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

02. Apply the principles of General Pathology to diseases of selected body systems. You will be able to: Describe and understand the cellular and biochemical changes that underlie the development of: ischaemic heart disease, hypertension and vascular disorders, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and asbestos disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies and CNS tumours, type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis and osteosarcoma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In doing so, you will be able to relate these above changes to the likely clinical course of an afflicted individual.

Activities:
Students will undertake two online quizzes that are open-book and purely visual with images taken directly from either interactive sessions (lectures) or workshop/tutorials. Cumulative Case Study Enquiries will also be undertaken in Workshop/Tutorials and these Enquiries reflect what is covered in interactive sessions (lectures); however, there will also be extra content that will not be covered in lectures. All Workshop/tutorials will involve the use of clicker technology. Students undertake these Workshops/Tutorials in teams comprising 4 individuals. There is no formal assessment of these Workshop/Tutorials; they are solely to re-enforce and complement interactive session (lecture) content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

03. Apply the General principles of Pharmacology You will be able to: Distinguish between the fundamental principles of pharmacology (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics) and explain the ways that drugs can produce therapeutic actions in the body. Define pharmacokinetics and describe the way (and factors influencing the way) drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolised and excreted in the body. Define pharmacodynamics and identify properties of agonist and antagonist activity and relate this back to drug action. Describe the major molecular targets of drug action and explain how drugs can act on these targets to produce different responses.

Activities:
Students will undertake two online quizzes that are open-book . Cumulative Case Study Enquiries will also be undertaken in Workshop/Tutorials and these Enquiries reflect what is covered in lectures; however, there will also be extra content that will not be covered in lectures. All Workshop/tutorials will involve the use of clicker technology. Students undertake these Workshops/Tutorials in teams comprising 4 individuals. There is no formal assessment of these Workshop/Tutorials; they are solely to re-enforce and complement lecture content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

04. Apply knowledge of drugs used to treat disease: You will be able to: Describe the different classes of drugs used to treat various diseases and identify any associated problems with the use of these drugs. Describe the different classes of drugs used to treat various diseases and illustrate the way these drugs act (diagrammatically where appropriate). Apply the above knowledge to understand and explain causes of contraindications, adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.

Activities:
Students will undertake two online quizzes that are open-book . Cumulative Case Study Enquiries will also be undertaken in Workshop/Tutorials and these Enquiries reflect what is covered in lectures; however, there will also be extra content that will not be covered in lectures. All Workshop/tutorials will involve the use of clicker technology. Students undertake these Workshops/Tutorials in teams comprising 4 individuals. There is no formal assessment of these Workshop/Tutorials; they are solely to re-enforce and complement lecture content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four 15 min online tests in Pathophysiology (500 word equivalent)10 01, 02
one 1-hour written Systemic Pathophysiology examination28 02
one 1-hour written examination in Pharmacology28 03, 04
one 1-hour General Pathophysiology mid-semester exam (1000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement: Students must pass both components of this subject i.e. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology28 01
two 15-min online tests in Pharmacology (300 word equivalent)6 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four 15 min online tests in Pathophysiology (500 word equivalent)10 01, 02
one 1-hour written Systemic Pathophysiology examination28 02
one 1-hour written examination in Pharmacology28 03, 04
one 1-hour General Pathophysiology mid-semester exam (1000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement: Students must pass both components of this subject i.e. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology28 01
two 15-min online tests in Pharmacology (300 word equivalent)6 03, 04