This unit addresses some of the Primary or First Part syllabus requirements of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. It includes normal physiology, physiology of the elderly, obesity, physiological consequences of mechanical ventilation and common disease states in the critically ill. The unit has a clinical focus.
Online learning including lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion boards
Online quizzes (10%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); short answer questions (40%); online exam (40%)
Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist/ I Power, P Kam- 3rd ed, CRC Press, 2015; Textbook of Medical Physiology / A C Guyton, J E Hall - 13th ed, Philadelphia, PA: W B Saunders, 2015;
Supplementary material and references are supplied with each module. Additional modules not directly covered during semester are available online. This supplementary and additional material is not assessed.
This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.