Applied Bioscience for Acute Conditions

Year 2, Semester 2 Core Bioscience

Code GMED2001
Credits 25
Graduate Attributes
The unit covers pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and clinical decision-making for individuals with adverse health  events: respiratory, cardiovascular, neoplasia, hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal and urological dysfunction. Students learn about  changes to normal brain functioning; impacting upon cognition: dementia, delirium. The unit focuses on quality use of  medicines.
Lecture 2.0 Hours, 4.0 Times Semester 
Individual Study 2.0 Hours, 9.0 Times Semester 
Tutorial 2.0 Hours, 9.0 Times Semester 

Unit Learning Outcomes

  • 1 Discuss the pathophysiology of common conditions associated with the unstable person
  • 2 Explain therapeutic clinical management strategies employed by the health care team for the unstable person
  • 3 Describe the role of the nurse or midwife in the management of the unstable person
  • 4 Integrate the relationships between aetiology, pathophysiology, manifestations and therapeutic management of conditions that are associated with the unstable person and implications for clinical practice

Course Learning Outcomes

  • 1 Demonstrate accountable, safe, effective and innovative nursing care incorporating research evidence into nursing practice
  • 2 Use reflective, evidence based and problem solving approaches to the provision of nursing care
  • 3 Access and critically evaluate and utilise health care information
  • 6 Be an independent, self-directed learner who constructively reflects upon the health, social and educational experiences of self and others
  • 9 Demonstrate ethical practice in accordance with legislation, nursing practice standards and professional codes of conduct

Assessment Breakdown