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
- 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