Advanced Human Bioscience
|Course code HUBS1416||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy|
HUBS1416 provides students with a background of core concepts in pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, neurophysiology and genetics.
Integral to this course is an understanding of homeostasis, the complementarity of anatomy and physiology, and the interrelationships between body organ systems. Relevant clinical examples are introduced and discussed where possible around the National Health Priority areas of Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Asthma, Obesity, Cancer Control, Mental Health, Arthritis & Musculoskeletal conditions and Injury Prevention and Control.
Knowledge, comprehension and application of these core concepts is essential for understanding both physiological and pathophysiological processes in the patient which students will encounter in future studies and career.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On completion of this course, students should have a basic knowledge and understanding of:|
1. The general principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
2. The basic pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system and its clinical applications
3. The mechanism of action of some major drug classes such as analgesics, cancer chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobials.
4. The characteristics and pathogenicity of some major microbes of clinical importance
5. The clinical manifestations and treatment of the diseases caused by these microbes
6. The epidemiology of infectious disease, and infection control and prevention methods.
7. The basic components and functions of the arms of the immune response
8. The basis of the protection provided by vaccination, and its importance in disease prevention in populations
9. The results of abnormal immune function, including hypersensitivity, autoimmunity and immune deficiency
10. The effects of stress and ageing on the immune response
11. The structural and functional characteristics of the major divisions of the nervous system.
12. The structural and functional characteristics of neurones and the basis of neuronal signalling
13. The spinal and cranial nerves
14. The role of the structures which protect the central nervous system: cerebrospinal fluid, the ventricular system and the meninges
15. The function of the autonomic nervous system
16. The major regions of the brain and their broad functions.
17. The basis of human inheritance and genetic variation
18. The use of pedigrees and punnet squares to predict inheritance patterns
19. The basis of genetic disorders in man, and procedures and issues involved in genetic testing
|Content||This course develops some of the basic bioscientific principles underpinning nursing and midwifery practice that were introduced in HUBS1406 and also introduces some new areas of study. The nervous and immune systems are covered at a more advanced level in this course, and the principles of pharmacology and microbiology introduced, along with their vital applications to healthcare. Inheritance and genetic variation and the patterns of inheritance of disease in particular are also included in this course. All content is delivered with emphasis on the application of scientific principles to the practice of health care.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||HUBS1401 Human Biosciences or HUBS1406 Human Bioscience for Nursing & Midwifery|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for HUBS1416|