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SDDM5221: Integrated Life Sciences 4

This unit of study continues from semester one to cover Renal systems, Oncology and Gastrointestinal systems. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5221
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 8
Prerequisites:
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SDDM5111 and SDDM5112 and SDDM5113 and SDDM5114 and SDDM5121 and SDDM5122 and SDDM5123 and SDDM5124
Corequisites:
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SDDM5222 and SDDM5223 and SDDM5224
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Renal sciences and urology / STI: Describe anatomical and histological structures of renal system’ and their functions in filtration and regulation mechanisms in maintenance of the blood pressure; acid-base, and electrolyte balance.
  • LO2. Renal sciences and urology / STI: Describe the features of the major diseases of renal system, and the dental management of patients with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis. Describe the major sexually transmitted infections, including the characteristics of the associated microorganism, epidemiology, transmission, clinical disease, management and prevention.
  • LO3. Oncology: Explain the concepts of risk factors inducing oral premalignant lesions, pathogenesis of tumour progression and metastasis in cancer. Describe the epidemiology, clinical course and symptoms including local, systemic and paraneoplastic effects, diagnosis and management principles and oral health associations with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • LO4. Gastroenterology, Nutrition and addiction medicine: Describe the morphological, organisational and functional (e.g. absorption and secretion) aspects of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Outline features of major diseases of GI tract disorders (e.g. malabsorption, coeliac disease, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, GI cancer). And outline the features and explain the mechanisms of disorders of hepatic function including viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic liver disease.
  • LO5. Explain the effect of drugs (opiates, benzodiazepines and other drugs of addiction) and alcohol in alteration of biochemistry and behaviour of human body. Discuss psychosocial aspect of drug use and drug dependence in society
  • LO6. Understand concepts of oral biosciences (oral Pathology and Biomaterials) sessions
  • LO7. Detailed concept of pharmacological mechanism, application and side effects of drugs used in Renal, Oncology and Gastroenterology conditions.

Unit outlines

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