BMS292 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2 (8)

This subject continues the study of pathophysiological processes contributing to disease. This subject focuses on pathophysiological processes associated with dysfunction of the nervous, endocrine, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Immune responses and wound healing are also covered in this subject. Relevant pharmacology is integrated throughout.

Subject Outlines
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Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Holmesglen
Orange Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS292. 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:
  • * describe the pathogenesis of major central nervous system dysfunction
  • * outline the primary pharmacological interventions used in the treatment of central nervous system dysfunction
  • * describe the pathogenesis of peripheral nervous system dysfunction
  • * outline the primary pharmacological interventions used in the treatment of peripheral nervous system dysfunction
  • * discuss the infections of the nervous system
  • * describe the pathogenesis of the hypothalamic-pituitary system dysfunction;
  • * describe the pathogenesis of thyroid, endocrine pancreas and adrenal gland dysfunction
  • * outline the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment and management of hormonal dysfunction
  • * describe the pathogenesis of disorders of the gastrointestinal system and accessory glands
  • * outline the pathophysiology of constipation and diarrhoea
  • * outline cancers of the digestive system
  • * explain the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment and management of gastrointestonal dysfunction
  • * name and describe the common disorders of the urinary system
  • * describe the different types of renal failure
  • * distinguish between obstructive, infective and glomerular disorders of the renal system
  • * discuss the origin and manifestation of urinary tract infection
  • * explain the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment and management of renal and urinary tract dysfunction
  • * describe the common structural and functional alterations of the male and female reproductive tract and organs
  • * describe the consequences of endocrine dysfunction associated with the testis and ovaries
  • * discuss the cancers of the reproductive system
  • * describe the common infections of the reproductive system
  • * identify the common causes of infertility
  • * explain the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment and management of reproductive system dysfunction
  • * discuss the pharmacological management of fertility (contraceptives and fertility drugs)
  • * discuss the disorders and infections of the integumentary
  • * discuss the mechanism of wound healing
  • * define immunity and differentiate between natural and acquired, and between primary and secondary immune responses
  • * discuss cellular and humoral defence mechanisms
  • * discuss the different types of hypersensitivity reactions
  • * discuss congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

SYSTEMATIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND ASSOCIATED PHARMACOLOGY
* Nervous dysfunction (coma, epilepsy, cerebrovascular acident, dementia, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma) and associated pharmacology
* Endocrine dysfunction (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus) and associated pharmacology
* Digestive dysfunction (gastrointestinal ulceration, hepatitis, liver failure, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis) and associated pharmacology
* Urinary dysfunction (renal lithiasis, glomerular disorders, renal failure) and associated pharmacology
* Integumentary dysfunction (wounds, ) and associated pharmacology
* Reproductive dysfunction (infertility) and associated pharmacology
* Immune function (natural and acquired immunity, primary and secondary immune responses, humoral immune response, cell-mediated immune response), dysfunction (hypersensitivity, allergy, immunodeficiency (congenital and acquired), autoimmunity, alloimmunity) 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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