IMED3004 Body Systems and Disease IV

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Medical Sciences major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
Content
This unit covers clinically relevant bioscience aspects of the gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain generic principles of clinically relevant normal and abnormal human structure, function, behaviour and development of the gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems; (2) outline the classification, epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology and natural history of specified medical conditions within the gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems; (3) outline the common clinical and pathological manifestations of specified medical conditions within the gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems; (4) outline the diagnostic and therapeutic principles for specified medical conditions within the gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems; and (5) discuss strategies for health maintenance, promotion, screening and disease prevention for specified medical conditions within the gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) final examination; (2) in-semester test; and (3) written assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IMED3001 Body Systems and Disease I
and
IMED3002 Body Systems and Disease II
Co-requisites:
IMED3003 Body Systems and Disease III
Contact hours
lectures: 3–5 hours per week; Practical Classes: 10 hours per semester; practical sessions: 20 hours per semester
Unit Outline
Semester 2 [SEM-2 ]
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