Understanding Disease Concepts

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Understanding Disease Concepts

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces the structure and function of the body, reviews the body systems and links those to mechanisms of disease. Systems and topics covered are: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, blood, heart and circulation, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition and metabolism), urinary, reproductive. Examples of diseases introduced are: heart disease and hypertension, cancers (lung, breast, skin, colon, prostate), diabetes, depression, asthma and chronic obstructive lung diseases.

    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate:
    1. 1. A broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge of introductory pathophysiology including general processes as well as specific diseases affecting the main systems of the body.
    2. 2. The ability to locate, interpret and communicate knowledge in written tasks individually and in a collaborative context.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.