HSPT602 – Human Pathophysiology

Module code
Module title
Human Pathophysiology
To introduce the concept of human disease and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms.
  • HS1901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the concept of human disease.
2. Explain the pathology and pathophysiology associated with disorders of the immune, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems.
3. Demonstrate understanding of pain neuroscience and psychological contributions to acute and chronic pain in humans.
Concepts of disease and mechanisms by which cells undergo injury and adapt to such insult., immune effector function, inflammation and hypersensitivity, immune responses to pathogenic agents, autoimmunity and immunodeficiency
Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders of blood and the lymphatic system.
Introduction to mechanisms underlying neoplasms
Cardiovascular disease and the consequences of cardiovascular disease
Respiratory system disease, including acute pulmonary syndromes, restrictive and obstructive disease
Upper and lower gastrointestinal tract pathophysiology.
Renal pathophysiology
Endocrine disorders including pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
Musculoskeletal system including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis osteoporosis and associated diseases, common fractures and growth disorders
Neurological system including the autonomic nervous system at both the cellular and systems level as occurs in stroke, space occupying lesions, degenerative disorders and injury to peripheral and central elements of the nervous system
Pain neuroscience and chronic pain populations
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

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