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This course will enable students to gain the health assessment, bioscience and pharmacology knowledge and skills required to understand disease processes, the rationale for interventions and how drugs affect the body.
1. Understand and apply knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and homeostasis to health assessment.2. Demonstrate skills in health assessment and documenting the findings of physical examination.3. Understand and apply knowledge of the transmission and control of organisms.4. Apply knowledge of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics across the lifespan. 5. Critically apply the legal, sociocultural and ethical principles surrounding drug administration and use.
Subject to approval of the Head of School of Health Sciences.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Jarvis, C., & Forbes, H;
Jarvis’s physical examination and health assessment
Elsevier Australia, 2020.
Knights, K., Rowland, A., Darroch, S., &. Bushell, M.,;
Pharmacology for health professionals
Tortora, G. J., Derrickson, B. H., Burkett. B., Peoples. G., Dye. D., Cooke. J., Diversi, T.,… Green, H;
Principles of anatomy and physiology
3rd Asia-Pacific ed;
John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, 2021.
Domestic fee $2,317.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences