Exploring Human Disease
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Health Science
Taught In English
BMED12-120 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
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 Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionThe aim of this subject is to apply and further advance knowledge and critical thinking skills that students have developed throughout their degree program. Students will be required to think across disciplines (including anatomy, physiology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, immunology and microbiology) in their quest to understand each disease mechanism. This subject applies problem-based learning (PBL) as its central tenet to promote active and self-directed learning.Learning Objectives1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mechanisms of disease and the body's response at the systemic, cellular and molecular level2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures and methods of treatment/management of common human diseases3. Access and interpret biomedical information from journals, electronic databases, websites and other sources4. Critically evaluate new knowledge with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of scientific investigation in biomedical sciences5. Demonstrate competency in effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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.