PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

HBS3PPO

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the concepts of human structure and function, introduced in HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB, will be applied to disease processes. This subject provides the student with the fundamental principles and concepts of disease. Emphasis begins with general pathophysiological processes including cell injury, cell adaptations, inflammation, infection, tissue healing, immunological disorders, neoplasia, oedema, thrombosis, embolism, atherosclerosis and infarction. Specific pathological conditions of body systems pertinent to prosthetics and orthotics, in particular, cardiovascular, renal, skeletal, respiratory and central nervous systems, along with diabetes, will be addressed.

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 HBS2PAG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Subject only available for students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRobbins, Basic Pathology Basis of Disease, 9th edn.RecommendedKumar, Abbas, and Aster 2012.W.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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply the principles of General Pathology to diseases of selected body systems. 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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Explore the clinical presentation of pathophysiology concepts and develop an understanding of clinical techniques in prosthetics and orthotics that will be suitable to address pertinent characteristics of different pathological processes.

Activities:
Students will explore the clinical presentation of pathophysiology concepts covered in interactive sessions and tutorials and develop an understanding of clinical techniques suitable to address pertinent characteristics of different pathological processes. To do this, each student will complete an individual project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 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
Six 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops commence in Week 6"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
P&O specific project on Systemic Pathophysiology (1,500 word equivalent)32 03
four 15-min online tests in Pathophysiology (500 word equivalent)10 01, 02
one 1 hour mid-semester written examination in General Pathophysiology (1000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement: Students must pass both components of this subject i.e. Pathophysiology component and the P&O component28 01
one 1-hour written examination in Systemic Pathophysiology (1000 word equivalent)30 02