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Principles of Pathophysiology

Principles of Pathophysiology has been specifically written for local nursing and Allied Health students with the aim of clearly integrating the science of Pathophysiology with clinical practice within Australia and New Zealand. Taking a systems approach to help facilitate stronger understanding, this new Australian text is the perfect learning resource for Nursing and Allied Health students. view full description
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Principles of Pathophysiology has been specifically written for local nursing and Allied Health students with the aim of clearly integrating the science of Pathophysiology with clinical practice within Australia and New Zealand.

Taking a systems approach to help facilitate stronger understanding, this new Australian text is the perfect learning resource for Nursing and Allied Health students.

  • A strong clinical focus!
    A detailed Case Study appears at the end of each chapter. These Case studies contain a patient’s observations and results, followed by a set of critical thinking questions. Clinical boxes also highlight the clinical applications of key content throughout the chapters.
  • Emphasis on Indigenous health issues in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to covering Indigenous health in the body of the text, boxed features address health issues specifically affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori and Pacific Islander people.
  • Lifespan Issues boxes highlight facts and considerations for older adult, child and adolescent health. 
  • Each chapter of Principles of Pathophysiology opens with a list of Learning Objectives to demonstrate the skills and concepts students should understand by the end of the chapter. These Learning Objectives are signposted throughout the text as the relevant content is covered.
  • Each chapter contains an Allied Health Applications box at the end, highlighting the relevance of the content to specific allied health professionals like dieticians, midwives and exercise scientists.

Shane Bullock 
Shane has been involved in the education of student health professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists) and scientists for more than 25 years. He is currently at the Gippsland Medical School of Monash University, where he is responsible for the alignment and the integration of the medical sciences within the University’s Graduate-entry medical course.  Shane is the co-author two Australian textbooks, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, now in its 6th edition, and Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals. He has also published a number of journal articles on health professional education.

Majella Hales
Majella has been nursing for over 20 years.  After recently resigning from 10 years in Academia lecturing in science and nursing units, she now works freelance in the production of education resources for nurses and other undergraduate health care professionals.   She maintains her clinical experience by undertaking agency shifts in critical care units in hospitals across south east Queensland and provides clinical facilitation for undergraduate nursing students for various local universities.  Majella authoured several chapters of Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Vols 1-3 and Lemone Burke’s Medical Surgical Nursing.  Along with journal articles and conference presentations, she has also produced the skills DVD for Tollefson’s Clinical Psychomotor Skills text and adapted the American case study resource The Neighbourhood.

PART 1 Cellular and tissue pathophysiology
1:    Pathophysiological terminology, cellular adaptation and injury
2:    Inflammation and healing
3:    Genetic disorders
4:    Neoplasia

PART 2 Body defences and immune system pathophysiology
5:    Stress and its role in disease
6:    Immune disorders
7:    Infection

Part 3 Nervous system pathophysiology
8:    Brain and spinal cord dysfunction
9:    Neurodegenerative disorders
10:  Neurotrauma
11:  Seizures and epilepsy
12:  Nociception and pain
13:  Disorders of the special senses
14:  Depression, psychosis and anxiety disorders

Part 4 Endocrine pathophysiology
15:  Concepts of endocrine dysfunction
16:  Hypothalamic–pituitary disorders
17:  Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
18:  Adrenal gland disorders
19:  Diabetes mellitus

Part 5 Cardiovascular pathophysiology
20:  Blood disorders
21:  Ischaemic heart disease
22:  Cardiac muscle and valve disorders
23:  Dysrhythmias
24:  Circulatory shock and vascular disorders

Part 6 Pulmonary dysfunction
25:  Pulmonary dysfunction
26:  Obstructive pulmonary disorders
27:  Restrictive pulmonary disorders
28:  Pulmonary infections, cancers and vascular conditions

Part 7 Fluid, electrolyte and renal pathophysiology
29:  Fluid imbalances
31:  Inflammatory and infectious disorders of the urinary system
32:  Renal neoplasms and obstructions
33:  Renal failure

Part 8 Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
34:  Intestinal disorders
35:  Malabsorption syndromes
36:  Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and peptic ulcer disease
37:  Disorders of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas

Part 9 Reproductive pathophysiology
38:  Female reproductive disorders
39:  Male reproductive disorders

Part 10 Musculoskeletal pathophysiology
40:  Musculoskeletal trauma
41:  Bone disorders
42:  Joint disorders
43:  Muscle disorders

Part 11 Skin and accessory structure pathophysiology
44:  Skin infections
45:  Inflammatory skin conditions
46:  Skin cancers, burns and scarring
47:  Bites and stings
48:  Disorders of dermal appendages and cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease

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