Science for Nursing and Midwifery 1
|Course code EPHLTH170||Units 10||English Language & Foundation Studies Centre|
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 relevant 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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: |
1. Use their knowledge, skills and understanding of key scientific concepts relevant to the health sciences to explain basic health related problems.
2. Conduct research relevant to understanding the science behind clinical investigations.
3. Make accurate measurements and calculations in a nursing context.
4. Work effectively, both individually and in groups, to solve problems.
5. Communicate their scientific knowledge in both oral and written formats using conventions appropriate for the health sciences.
|Content||1. Homeostasis |
2. The Cellular basis of life
3. Levels of cellular organisation
4. Introduction to biological chemistry (atoms, molecules, biological compounds, bonding, chemical reactions)
5. Mathematics - measurement, SI units, rates and ratios
6. Concentration, osmosis and diffusion.
7. Digestive System
8. Urinary System
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPHLTH170|