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Physiology for Critical Care - CRIT5004

Year - 2020

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;

Additional information
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.

Assumed knowledge
This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Critical Care
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Louise Cole
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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