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CRIT5004: Physiology for Critical Care

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 Australasian College for 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.

Code CRIT5004
Academic unit Critical Care
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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This unit of study is only available to medical graduates and available to allied health professionals via special permission

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of the physiological major body systems, how they work together, and how these systems would normally respond to the typical insults that result in critical illness
  • LO2. Understand how a normal system can respond, increasing the ability to analyse if patients are responding appropriately to a critical insult, or if they are decompensating
  • LO3. Analyse how our treatments constrain normal responses and reverse ineffective responses, and how to maintain system homeostasis (such as during anaesthesia and mechanical ventilation).

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.