The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.


Assumed knowledge

HUBS1416Advanced Human BioscienceHUBS1416 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.FHEALFaculty of Health and Medicine671School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy1010005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195980Semester 2 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah20195980Semester 2 - 2019PORT_MACPort Macquarie Nth Coast Inst2019HUBS1406 Human Bioscience for Nursing and MidwiferyThis 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. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1The general principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics2The basic pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system and its clinical applications3The mechanism of action of some major drug classes such as analgesics, cancer chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobials4The characteristics and pathogenicity of some major microbes of clinical importance5The clinical manifestations and treatment of the diseases caused by these microbes6The epidemiology of infectious disease, and infection control and prevention methods7The basic components and functions of the arms of the immune response8The basis of the protection provided by vaccination, and its importance in disease prevention in populations9The results of abnormal immune function, including hypersensitivity, autoimmunity and immune deficiency10The effects of stress and ageing on the immune response11The structural and functional characteristics of the major divisions of the nervous system12The structural and functional characteristics of neurones and the basis of neuronal signalling13The spinal and cranial nerves14The role of the structures which protect the central nervous system: cerebrospinal fluid, the ventricular system and the meninges15The function of the autonomic nervous system16The major regions of the brain and their broad functions17The basis of human inheritance and genetic variation18The use of pedigrees and punnet squares to predict inheritance patterns19The basis of genetic disorders in man, and procedures and issues involved in genetic testing In Term Test: Online testsFormal Examination: Formal Examination ** This assessment has a compulsory requirement.Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for12Weeks0LectorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for11Weeks0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:Course Assessment Requirements:Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.


Assessment items

In Term Test: Online tests

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

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

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks