BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1 (8)

This subject explores pathophysiological processes contributing to disease. This subject focuses on pathophysiological processes associated with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction. Relevant pharmacology is integrated throughout.

Subject Outlines
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Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Holmesglen
Orange Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Orange Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Orange Campus
Term 2 (15)
Online
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS291. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Biomedical Sciences

Prerequisites

BMS192 or ( BMS130 and MCR101 )

Incompatible Subjects

BMS101, BMS102, BMS121, BMS122, BMS221, BMS222, BMS231, BMS232

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to:
  • define common pathophysiological and pharmacological terms;
  • describe characteristics and origin of different types of cellular injury;
  • demonstrate an understanding of cellular adaptation to injury;
  • identify the interaction and relative contribution genetic and environmental factors have on health breakdown;
  • describe the characteristics of cancerous cells;
  • describe the four pharmacokinetic processes (absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination);
  • outline key pharmacodynamic principles (eg agonist and antagonists, receptordrug interactions);
  • describe the involvement of microorganisms in disease;
  • name and describe the actions of the major classes of antimicrobial drugs;
  • describe the consequences of alterations in fluids, electrolytes and acidbase balance;
  • outline the major haematological pathologies and malignancies;
  • describe the pathogenesis of major cardiovascular system dysfunction;
  • describe the aetiology and manifestations of shock;
  • outline the primary pharmacological interventions used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease;
  • describe the pathogenesis of common respiratory dysfunctions;
  • describe use of pharmacological agents in the treatment and management of respiratory pathophysiological states;
  • describe the major types of musculoskeletal pathology including both mechanical and physiological injuries;
  • demonstrate understanding of the origin and main theories of pain; and
  • explain the pharmacological treatment of inflammation and pain.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

PATHOPHYSIOOGICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
* Cell injury, adaptation and death
* Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

GENERAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND ASSOCIATED PHARMACOLOGY
* Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances
* Pain and analgesic agents
* Inflammation and anti-inflammatory agents
* Infectious disease and antimicrobial agents
* Neoplastic disorders and antineoplastic agents

SYSTEMATIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND ASSOCIATED PHARMACOLOGY
* Cardiovascular dysfunction (coagulopathy, hypertension, atherosclerosis, dysrhythmias, pump failure) and associated pharmacology
* Respiratory dysfunction (asthma, chronic airways limitation, hypoventilation, pulmonary hypertension) and associated pharmacology
* Musculoskeletal dysfunction (arthritis, osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, muscular dystrophy) and associated pharmacology

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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