Physiolology & Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Graham Clarke
Overall aims and purpose
The aim of this module is to develop and enhance students' knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology essential for development of advanced clinical practice and decision-making and prescribing skills required for evidence-based practice.
This module is relevant for a diverse and flexible multi-professional workforce and will underpin advanced clinical practice to meet future hhttps://apps.bangor.ac.uk/modules/pip_module/teaching_method/NHS-4213/ealth challenges and service requirements.
Surface anatomy, cell biology, homeostasis and fluid compartments.
Normal physiological function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastro-intestinal, nervous and endocrine systems and their role in homeostasis.
Adaptation, tissue responses and the major pathological processes. Pathophysiology of important diseases affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastro-intestinal, nervous and endocrine systems.
o achieve an excellent pass, the student will be required to demonstrate a high level of knowledge of anatomy and physiological and pathological processes.
To achieve a ‘pass’ on the module’ the student will be required to demonstrate some knowledge of anatomy and underlying physiological and pathological processes.
To achieve a ‘good pass’ the student will be required to demonstrate good knowledge of anatomy and underlying physiological and pathological processes.
Critically evaluate knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology and basic disease principles which might affect the human body across the life course.
Demonstrate application of knowledge and understanding of organ system function and be able to predict compensatory changes.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology across the life course to inform advanced decision making related to clinical care.
|EXAM||Multiple choice and short answer question examination||
The multiple choice and short answer question examination will comprise 50 MCQs and a choice of three out of five short answer questions to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
|INDIVIDUAL BLOG||Individual blog / discussion board entry||
The blogs will be 300 word entries on five occasions to discuss individual learning and application of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology knowledge to practice.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Directed and Self-Directed study – learning units will be used to guide students using e-resources that augment module lecture content. They will provide a structured approach to guiding student self-directed learning about particular aspects of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and to complete further reading, use of online learning resources and examination preparation.140 hours
Online lecture/ learning units - will explain the content of different components of the module and are presented by the module team and others with a range of expertise in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology relevant to clinical practice. These will be available via Panopto and will support synchronous and asynchronous access to audio, video and presentation materials forming the learning units. 48 hours
Tutorials/Group discussions - these will be provided as requested/required to facilitate learning of concepts or module content/assessment. 2 hours
Discussion board entries - These will facilitate learning of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology relevant to clinical practice and reflection on the students’ developing knowledge base and scope of practice. This approach will also facilitate in developing an e-learning learning community of registered healthcare professionals, students and educationalists.10 hours
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Resource implications for students
Resource implications for students Students may incur costs from the purchase of paper, pens, printing, photocopies, USB sticks, a subscription to internet provide access to BU internet resources away from the University. A digital device that can support access to online content and apps is optional.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4213.html
Rhestr Ddarllen / Reading list
Japp, A.G., Robertson, C. (2018). Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
Llyfr E adnodd ar-lein/ Online resource E book:
Kumar P & Clark M Eds (2020). Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine (10th ed.). Elsevier. https://library.bangor.ac.uk/permalink/44WHELF_BANG/trr8tj/alma991004969608002422 (Various editions available in library).
Kumar, V., Abbas, A.K., Aster, J.C., and Perkins, J.A. (2018). Robbins Basic Pathology (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier. https://library.bangor.ac.uk/permalink/44WHELF_BANG/trr8tj/alma991004719907402422
Lumley, J., Reeves, C., Priest, C., Tibbetts, Reeves, C. (2008). Surface anatomy: The anatomical basis of clinical examination (4th ed.). Edinburgh ; New York: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. Llyfr E adnodd ar-lein/ Online resource E book: https://library.bangor.ac.uk/permalink/44WHELF_BANG/trr8tj/alma991003972449702422
Mukwende, M, Tamony, P., Turner, M. (2020). Mind the Gap: A handbook of clinical signs in Black and Brown skin. St George's, University of London.
Llyfr E adnodd ar-lein/ Online resource E book on St.George’s University website: https://doi.org/10.24376/rd.sgul.12769988.v1
Ralston, S.H., Penman, I.D., Strachan, M.W.J., Hobson, R.P, Britton, R. (2018). Davidson's principles and practice of medicine (23rd ed.). Edinburgh ; London ; New York : Elsevier.
Llyfr E adnodd ar-lein/ Online resource E book https://library.bangor.ac.uk/permalink/44WHELF_BANG/6bc255/alma991004991009302422
VanMeter, K., Hubert, R. (2014). Gould's pathophysiology for the health professions (5th ed.). St Louis: Elsevier. https://library.bangor.ac.uk/permalink/44WHELF_BANG/6bc255/alma991004389489702422
Widmaier, E.P., Raff, H. and Strang, K.T. (2019). Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function (15th ed.). International Student Edition. New York: McGraw Hill.
Ward J., & Linden, R. (2013). Physiology at a Glance (3rd ed.). Blackwell Science. Hoboken: Wiley. Llyfr E adnodd ar-lein/ Online resource E book https://library.bangor.ac.uk/permalink/44WHELF_BANG/trr8tj/alma991004284499702422