Human Bioscience for Nursing and Midwifery
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
This course provides an introduction to the anatomical, biochemical and physiological bases of health and illness. It provides an integrated approach to understanding body function, and, where possible, places the learning in the context of the nursing and midwifery professions, in order to reinforce the relevance and importance of this underpinning knowledge to the nursing and midwifery students future study and career. The course material is structured around the National Health Priority areas of Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Asthma, Obesity, Cancer Control, Mental Health, Arthritis & Musculoskeletal conditions and Injury Prevention & Control.
This course cannot be counted as credit for HUBS1401 Human Bioscience.
|Objectives||On completion of this course, students should have a basic knowledge and understanding of:
1. The basic characteristics of atoms, molecules and ions.
2. Organic & inorganic compounds: their importance in physiological function.
3. Chemical reactions, reversible reactions and the role of enzymes as catalysts.
4. Acids and bases and how these are buffered physiologically.
5. The function and life cycle of a generalised human cell, and the processes, which, when disordered, result in cancer.
6. The specialisation of cells into the major tissue types, and how those specialisations underlie the various functions of tissues and organs.
7. The composition and functions of blood.
8. The response of tissue to injury: the processes of inflammation, pain and healing.
9. The basic plan of the musculoskeletal system and the movements and forces which predispose to common injuries within the system.
10. The basic plan and principles by which endocrine and nervous systems operate to control and coordinate physiological function, and how their failure can lead to disease.
11. The principle of homeostasis and how it is achieved.
12. The processes of reproduction and development.
13. The body's defences, including a basic understanding of how these defences operate against bacteria, viruses and other classes of microorganisms, and the bodys own damaged or abnormal cells.The basis of immunisation and the use of antivenins.
14. The respiratory system and its roles in ventilation, gas exchange, and acid-base balance.
15. Cardiovascular function, control of blood pressure and the relationship between the respiratory, cardiovascular and renal systems sufficient to understand how failure in one system can lead to chronic disease affecting multiple systems.
16. The processes of digestion and metabolism, the major nutrients and the maintenance of energy balance. The role of the nervous and endocrine systems in the control of appetite.
17. The process of excretion. The roles of the renal system, including blood volume control and acid -base balance in addition to excretion.
18. The central and peripheral nervous systems. Autonomic and somatic, sensory and motor function.
19. The major brain areas and neurotransmitters involved in the control of movement, emotions and memory.
|Content||This course covers the basic bioscience underpinning nursing and midwifery practice, and will cover all the body systems at an introductory level. The content is organised around the themes of the National Health priority areas: Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Asthma, Obesity, Cancer Control, Mental Health, Arthritis & Musculoskeletal conditions and Injury Prevention & Control, and will include the anatomy and physiology required to provide a basic understanding of these areas and their management in nursing and midwifery.|
|Replacing Course(s)||HUBS1401 Human Bioscience 10 unit in Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery programs from 2011|
|Transition||Bachelor of Nursing students only, who have not successfully completed HUBS1401 Human Bioscience by the end of 2010, will undertake HUBS1406 Human Bioscience for Nursing and Midwifery from 2011 onwards.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Basic chemistry and biology.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for HUBS1406|