Pūtaiao Science for Nursing

    Course details

    • Code: NURS.5315
    • Fee: $1,710*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 30
    • EFTS: 0.250
    • Subject: Nursing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class200 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)January
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tauranga (Windermere)
Related programmes Bachelor of Nursing;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to introduce the student to human anatomy and physiology exploring basic structure; functions of human bodies; and differences. Students will develop knowledge of microbiology, as it affects the human body, and the bodies’ responses to microbial interaction. Finally, students will begin to explore pharmacological interactions within the body system.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and define the anatomy and physiology of the human body from cellular, tissue, organ, and systems perspectives.
  2. Explore biochemistry, physics, and nutrition, and how they relate to the functioning of the human body.
  3. Examine the body’s response to microorganisms, and practices used to/prevent infection.
  4. Outline pharmacodynamics and pharmcokinetics in relation to the human body systems and processes.
  5. Investigate variances of bodily systems as it relates to nursing practice in Aotearoa New Zealand context.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017