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                                                                                                      FORM MS


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   Module Title:                                       CRN: 15773                       University module code:
CCCC                                                                                    B900 20019
    Level              Credit Value:       ECTS Value: (European Credit Transfer        Semester(s) in which to be
    (1,2,3 or M): 2           20           System) 2 Salford Credits = 1 ECTS           offered:
                                                             10                                      2
    Existing                               Title of Module being replaced               With effect from:
                                           (if any):                                    September 2000
    Originating School:                    Module Co-ordinator(s)
    Community, Health Sciences and         Chris Pashley
    Social Care
    Programme(s) in which to be offered: Human Biology and Health Sciences (B150)

    Pre-requisites (between levels):                         Co-requisites (within a level)

    Systems Physiology I                                    Systems Physiology 2
    Total learning hours: 200             Percentage taught by Schools other than originating School
    48 hours contact                      (Please name other Schools):
    152 hours self directed learning

    Aims of Module:
    This module is designed to:
           develop an understanding of the pathophysiology of selected organ systems
           develop an understanding of the principles of a range of diagnostic procedures
           allow some diagnostic tests to be performed and others to be observed during hospital visits
           provide the basis for understanding the pharmacological treatments of these conditions

    Intended learning outcomes:

           Knowledge and Understanding
    At the completion of this module you will be able to:
            explain the causes of cellular injury and their consequences
            explain the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal systems in
             terms of causes, effects and management
            explain the basic principles of a range of diagnostic tests
            perform diagnostic tests individually and in groups
            analyse and interpret data from diagnostic tests
            produce written reports of diagnostic tests

    Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes
         During the module you will:
            participate in group discussions on a range of pathologies (oral communication)
            give a brief oral presentation on an aspect of pathophysiology (oral communication)
            perform a CD Rom database literature search (use of IT)
            work in small groups to perform diagnostic tests (working with others)
            produce wordprocessed practical reports (use of IT, written communication)
            analyse diagnostic traces, graphs or numerical data (use of number)
            organise your preparation for discussion, worksheets, practicals (managing own learning)


 Assessment (please indicated the types(s) of assessment (e.g. examination, oral, coursework, project,
 dissertation) and the weighting of each (%))
 Type of               Number:                Weighting           Duration (if exam)     Word count (if
 assessment::                                                                            essay/dissertation):
 Practical accounts
                                 2                   20%                                 500 words each
 Oral presentation
                                                     20%              10 minutes
 Examination                     1                   60%                 2 hours

 Learning and teaching strategies

 Lectures        20 hours
 Practicals       6 hours
 Seminars        12 hours
 Hospital visits 10 hours

 The lectures, along with guided reading, are used to develop knowledge and understanding of theoretical

 The seminars and university-based practicals consolidate the lectures and apply the theory to clinical

 The module culminates in two full day visits to hospital departments, one to cardiology and one to lung
 function, where all the modular content can be observed in the “real-life” clinical situation.
 Syllabus - outline:

 Health, disease and the concept of pathophysiology
 Cardiac pathophysiology: disease of heart valves, myocardium, pericardium, endocardium, conduction
 pathways, coronary arteries
 Vascular pathophysiology: haemodynamic disorders, thrombosis, embolism, infarction, arteriosclerosis,
 atherosclerosis, hypertension, circulatory shock, local and general oedema
 Basic principles of a range of diagnostic tests eg ECG, stress testing, 24 hour ambulatory monitoring,
 catheterisation, echocardiography
 Practical: measurement of arterial BP and peripheral blood flow
 Respiratory pathophysiology: obstructive airways conditions, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic
 fibrosis. Restrictive lung conditions, intrinsic and extrinsic causes, adult respiratory distress syndrome,
 pulmonary oedema, pneumonia, pneumoconioses
 Respiratory acidosis and alkalosis. Respiratory failure. Pleurisy
 Basic principles of a range of diagnostic tests eg flow-volume loops, transfer factor, blood gas analysis
 Practical: spirometry, vitalograph, PEFR, CO2 content expired air
 Gastrointestinal pathophysiology: inflammatory conditions eg gastritis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, colitis,
 peritonitis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulceration, bleeding, obstruction, malabsorption, tumours
 Basic principles of a range of diagnostic tests eg blood and urine tests, endoscopy, imaging techniques
 Renal pathophysiology: glomerular disorders eg glomerulonephritis, tubulo-interstitial disorders eg
 pyelonephritis, renal vascular disorders, renal caliculi, renal failure
 Principals of renal dialysis and peritoneal dialysis
 Basic principles of assessment of renal function eg urine analysis, clearance, imaging techniques
 Key texts:

         Mattson Porth,C., (2004) Essentials of Pathophysiology – Concepts of Altered Health States,
          Lippincot Williams & Wilkins.
          Nowak, T., Handford, A. (1999) Essentials of Pathophysiology, 2 Edn., McGraw Hill

Date of completion of this version of Module Specification 5/9/2005……………………

Date of approval by the Faculty Board: ……………………………………………………………………


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