Available in 2022
Course code

EPHLTH170

Units

10 units

Level

level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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

Requisite

To enrol in this course students must be active in the Open Foundation or Yapug Program. If you have successfully completed or are enrolled in EPCHEM137, EPCHEM314 or EPHLTH370, you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Presentation: Group Presentation

In Term Test: Mid-semester Class Test

Written Assignment: Research Assignment

Formal Examination: Final Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Self-Directed learning is equivalent to face-to-face contact hours. It involves engagement with course materials that are delivered at a time that suits you via short videos, course notes, podcasts, readings and other activities.

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Face2Face Day x 2

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