Prerequisites BIOL117 Applied Science for Practice 1 or equivalent and BIOL118 Applied Science for Practice 2 or equivalent Teaching Organisation Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and computer-assisted learning.
The teaching methods reflect respect for the student as an independent learner. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and to actively participate within the group. This applied science unit enables students to further their understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology. The particular areas addressed include alterations in cardiovascular and respiratory function across the lifespan. The aetiology, progression and clinical manifestations of major cardiovascular and respiratory diseases will be discussed as well as relevant pharmacological interventions. Evaluation of current scientific research, including population health trends, will also be incorporated throughout this unit.