Science for Nursing and Midwifery 1
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
This course will introduce students to basic mathematics, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of the human body relevant to studies in the health sciences. Through the use of case studies and practical examples, these theoretical concepts will be applied to a clinical setting. Topics will cover a range of processes that are important to the maintenance of life and some of the medical methods used to measure and understand these. This course is particularly valuable to students wishing to study nursing or midwifery.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of key scientific concepts relevant to the health sciences.
2. The ability to use their knowledge and skills to solve clinical problems.
3. Numeracy skills appropriate to making accurate measurements and calculations in a clinical setting.
4. The ability to work individually and in groups to complete problem solving case studies
|Content||1. Mathematics – measurement, SI units, rates and ratios
2. Chemistry – atoms, molecules and biochemistry
4. Gases and fluids - concentration, osmosis and diffusion
5. Electricity, magnetism and medical equipment.
6. Radiation in diagnosis and treatment.
7. Medical microbiology
8. Disease and pathology
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study
Problem Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for EPHLTH170|