Understanding Disease Concepts
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Nursing
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
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 OutcomesOn successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate:
- 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. The ability to locate, interpret and communicate knowledge in written tasks individually and in a collaborative context.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
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.