Applied Bioscience for Chronic Conditions

Year 2, Semester 1 Core Bioscience

Code GMED2000
Credits 25
Graduate Attributes
This unit explores the key determinants of health and global chronic health conditions. Students investigate pathophysiology,  clinical presentation, diagnosis and apply clinical decision making to support self-management of individuals with adverse health  events associated with chronic disease, pain, stress, altered healing, altered mobility. Topics covered include: obesity, arthritis,  musculoskeletal conditions, anxiety, depression, immune dysfunction, fluid and electrolyte disturbances and Diabetes Mellitus.  The unit provides an introduction to pharmacology.
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 changes to normal structure and function that occur as a consequence of illness
  • 2 Describe therapeutic clinical management strategies employed by the health care team for unstable people
  • 3 Describe the role of the nurse or midwife in the management of unstable people
  • 4 Analyse the relationships between aetiology, pathophysiology, manifestations and therapeutic management of conditions that are associated with unstable people and implications for nursing 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