NURS 1024 Bioscience 2

Credit Points 10

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Description Bioscience 2 introduces the concepts associated with alterations in health across the lifespan. It will introduce pathophysiology, pharmacology, immunology, and microbiology related to health breakdown due to injury or disease. This unit specifically examines impact of microorganisms on the health of people and the body's natural defences when dealing with infections and injuries and its significance to person centred care. All assessments in this unit are mandatory.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Co-requisite(s) NURS 1023

Equivalent Subjects BIOS 1011 - Bioscience 2

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing ? WSU Online Unitrack students may study this subject as a miscellaneous subject.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of the human body systems, growth and development, homeostasis and the relationship to health, activities of living and the National Health Priorities.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the role of the immune system in the maintenance of health
  2. Define the role of microorganisms associated with health breakdown within communities and healthcare settings
  3. Explain pharmacological principles associated with commonly prescribed drugs during health breakdown across the lifespan
  4. Describe infection control and prevention strategies when providing safe patient centred care
  5. Explain physiological concepts underlying the body�fs responses to health breakdown due to injury or disease

Subject Content

1. The ageing process through to cessation of life
2. Inheritance Patterns ? cancer, genetics and testing
3. Introduction to pathophysiology
4. Cause, pathogenesis, symptoms, course, prognosis, prevention of disease
5. Relevance for nursing
6. Introduction to pharmacology for nurses
7. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
8. Microbiology and infections - relevance for nursing
9. Common pathological organisms
10. Sources of infection and modes of transmission
11. National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard 3 ? Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections
12. Protein Synthesis
13. Antimicrobial therapy
14. Immune Processes
15. Immune system breakdown and role of the nurse
16. Vaccination and immunisation
17. The inflammatory process
18. Wound healing

Assessment

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
Quizzes 30 minutes x 3 quizzes 20 N Individual
Case Study 1200 words 40 N Individual
Final Exam 1 hour 40 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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