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NURS524 – Koiora Tangata 2

Module code
Module title
Koiora Tangata 2
To understand the anatomy and physiology of organ systems of the healthy human body and introduce concepts of microbiology and pharmacology.
NZQA Level
Level 5
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, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe and explain the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems: endocrine, reproductive, immune, lymphatic, nervous system including sense organs.
2. Describe the principles involved in genetics, metabolism and acid-base balance.
3. Describe and classify microorganisms, the process of transmission and describe infection control.
4. Describe and explain pharmacological concepts.
5. Demonstrate understanding of collection and interpretation of physiological indicators.
Learning Outcome 1
Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, reproductive, immune, lymphatic, nervous and special sensory systems

Learning Outcome 2
Biological principles to underpin nursing care.
Acid-base balance

Learning Outcome 3
Introduction to groups and characteristics of microorganisms
Classification of microorganisms
Process of transmission
Control of microorganisms, aseptic technique
Chain of infection

Learning Outcome 4
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics
Adverse effects
Methods of drug administration
Drug classification

Learning Outcome 5
Biological measurements, assessment skills and interpretation
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 with a minimum mark of 40% in each part of the portfolio.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the academic staff member at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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