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BMS292 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2 (8)

Abstract

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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
On CampusHolmesglen
On CampusOrange Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)
BMS192 or (BMS130 and MCR101)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

The 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.