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NUR3305

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 1, 0.0625 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Mr Peter Freeman(Gippsland & Mildura); Mr Tom Jeavons (Peninsula)

Synopsis

The unit will review the functions of the cardiovascular system, and examine the pathophysiological processes in hypertension and myocardial infarction; survey the normal functions of the brain and special senses, and examine the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular accident, motor impairment and sensory impairment; survey the cellular origins of malignant disease and the pathophysiology of its progress; review normal respiratory function and examine the effects of infectious disease on the respiratory system; and examine the microbiology and pathophysiology of sepsis, septic shock and coagulation disorders.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the brain and special sense organs;

  1. show a familiarity with major disorders of the nervous system, and the effects of injuries to it;

  1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of the cardiovascular system;

  1. show a familiarity with the pathophysiological processes in hypertension and in myocardial infarction;

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the genetic and cellular origins of cancer;

  1. describe the progress of common cancers at the tissue and whole body levels;

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of infections of the respiratory system;

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiological processes which lead to septic shock;

  1. identify the signs and symptoms of septic shock, and demonstrate an understanding of its management;

  1. develop skills in the observation, presentation and critical evaluation of clinical data; and

  1. apply theoretical concepts to clinical situations to develop a framework for scientific understanding of nursing practice.

Assessment

Tutorial work (1 oral seminar presentation and 300-word paper): 30%
1 written common group task: 20%
Written examination (1 hour): 50%

Contact hours

36 contact hours and 42 hours of private study

Prerequisites

NUR1301, NUR1302, NUR2303, NUR2304

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course code 0412, 0413, 0727, 1249 or 3558