NATS 2039 Pathophysiology 2

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401409

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Description From 2020 this unit replaces 400267 - Pathophysiology. This unit extends the scope of topics explored in Pathophysiology 1 and is designed to equip students enrolled in health science courses of the School with detailed knowledge of pathophysiological processes evident in a number of key human diseases that are vocationally relevant to these students. Problem-based learning methods will be adopted in the tutorial component of this unit to help students develop crucial problem solving skills.

School Science

Discipline Medical Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NATS 2037 OR
NATS 2038

Equivalent Subjects BIOS 2030 - Pathophysiology

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. explain pathophysiological processes underlying disease;
  2. apply knowledge of pathophysiological concepts to a range of case studies;
  3. identify and discuss pathophysiological manifestations of disease states;
  4. apply problem solving skills in the analysis of case studies;
  5. relate clinical and laboratory diagnostic findings to pathophysiological processes;
  6. hypothesise likely outcomes of disease processes;
  7. explain the basis for common therapeutic interventions.

Subject Content

1. Gastrointestinal system disorders
2. Endocrine system disorders
3. Urologic system disorders
4. Female reproductive system disorders
5. Integumentary system disorders
6. Immunologic system disorders
7. Haematologic system disorders


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Zoom presentation 25 minutes 20 N Group
Case Study Assignment 3,500 words 30 N Individual
Online exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods




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