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NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology in Health

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


All Students:
Pre-requisite: BIO1203 or NSC1501

BNSG Students:
Pre-requisite: NUR1100 and NUR1102 and NUR1103 and NUR1120 and NUR1203 and ((NUR1398 and NUR1399) or NUR1299) and NSC1501


This course provides students with knowledge regarding the pathophysiology of the most common diseases affecting patients in developed countries. This course will further develop students’ knowledge of normal physiology and pathophysiology to address treatment approaches for diseases with a particular focus on pharmacological treatments.

For students enrolled in the BNSG and as per the BNSG program rules, students are required to attempt and submit all assessment items in a course. This program rule forms part of the USQ SoNM accreditation agreement with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council [ANMAC].

This course focuses on students' learning the basis for disease states that are most prevalent in the developed world and how they can be treated. Major topics to be covered are the major burdens of disease, including central nervous system disorders, inflammatory, cardiovascular, endocrine, and respiratory diseases and cancer.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022