Science for Nursing and Midwifery 1
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
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.
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
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
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks