Science for Nursing and Midwifery 2

Course code EPHLTH270Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

This course will provide students with an introduction to the organisation and control of the human body from cells to the entire organism with a focus on the clinical environment. Topics will cover the cellular basis of life, tissues, major body systems and control mechanisms. The relationships between anatomy (structure), physiology (functioning) and biochemistry (molecular interactions) of the human body will be explored. This course is particularly valuable to students wishing to study nursing or midwifery.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Use their knowledge, skills and understanding of biochemical, anatomical and physiological concepts to explain basic clinical 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.
Content1. Cardiovascular system
2. Pharmacology and drug action
3. Medical radiation.
4. Respiratory system.
5. Nervous system and regulation of body function.
6. Endocrine system.
7. Skeletal system.
8. Immune system; Microorganisms, disease and infection control.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPHLTH170 Science for Nursing and Midwifery 1
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid semester test (10%)
Students will demonstrate a sound knowledge of the scientific principles involved in health care.
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch assignment (20%)
Students will demonstrate skills in researching and using relevant technology to investigate a particular health issue. This will involve expressing scientific ideas in a logical and coherent fashion.
Examination: FormalFinal examination (50%)
Students will demonstrate a sound knowledge of the scientific principles involved the health care.
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase scenario/ PBL exercise (5%)
Students will be required to work in a group and develop strategies to solve a case study scenario and present their findings.
Quiz - On-lineQuizzes Online (15%)
Successful completion of these quizzes will demonstrate a sound knowledge of the key concepts and a mastery of numeracy skills.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHLTH270