Science for Nursing and Midwifery 2


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


  1. 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.


To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed EPHLTH170 and be active in the Open Foundation or Yapug Program. If you have successfully completed, or are enrolled in EPBIOL259, EPCHEM314 or EPHLTH370, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario - Function of the Cardiovascular System

In Term Test: Mid-semester Class Test

Written Assignment: Research Assignment

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


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


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