Pathophysiology Level 6 (Health CPD)
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Pathophysiology examines the mechanisms that cause functional change in body systems. Comparing nature-nurture perspectives on the health and illness continuum, this module aims to facilitate the development of practitioners who can use their advanced physiological and clinical knowledge to critically analyse ‘holistic’ care, explore the boundaries of current thinking and hypothesise future advances in healthcare.
Online Block Release Dates:
08/01/24, 22/01/24, 05/02/24, 19/02/24, 04/03/24, 18/03/24
Live Online Tutorial:
11/01/24, 25/01/24, 08/02/24, 22/02/24, 07/03/24, 21/03/24 all 1-2pm
Live Online Webinar:
18/01/24, 01/02/24, 15/02/24, 29/02/24, 14/03/24, 27/03/24 all 1-2pm
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of systemic physiology and pathophysiology across the life course.
- Discuss genetic, physical and mental aspects of human illness.
- Critically examine nature-nurture interactions, highlighting the link between genetic and /or homeostatic disturbances arising at molecular, cellular and tissue level and their impact on the person.
- Analyse pathophysiological mechanisms underlying human disorders including cardiovascular disease, fluid shifts, hypoxia and acid-base disturbance, neurodegenerative disorders, pain, cancer and diabetes.
- Discuss ways in which disturbance(s) of physiological rhythms can lead to disruption of homeostasis and may cause disease.
- Discuss the role of the health care professional as an external agent of homeostatic control at a cellular and biochemical level.
- Recognise the impact of genomics and technological advances on contemporary practice and the future of medicine and healthcare.
6 Online Blocks of learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials and webinars
Poster Presentation (assessment of module currently under review)
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