Applied Pathophysiology


As a student of this subject you will:

  • Improve your knowledge in pathophysiology in order to explain assessment data and prioritise patient care, based on scientific principles
  • Learn and be mentored by leading nursing experts
  • Study 100% online.

Are you a registered nurse seeking to improve your knowledge of pathophysiology as it applies to clinical practice?

Whether you are seeking to commence your path toward specialisation, or you are looking to update your existing knowledge, this course will provide you with the knowledge of pathophysiological concepts including cellular responses to stress; adaptation, injury and death; acute and chronic inflammation; tissue renewal and repair; infection; neoplasia; haemodynamic, respiratory and immune system disorders and genetic predisposition to disease.

As a student of this subject you will learn 100% online from leading nursing experts at the University of Melbourne and collaborate with other nurses from across the country.

Applied Pathophysiology is the first core subject in our suite of specialist nursing courses that can also be undertaken as a single subject. Which means if you successfully complete this online subject you may be eligible for credit into one of the Graduate Certificates in Nursing Practice.

These courses are:

Find out more about Applied Pathophysiology


Please contact our dedicated online Student Support team who will assist you through your application process at They can also provide you information on:
  • Orientation
  • Learning outcomes
  • Preparing your documentation.

Applications to commence study in July close on 2 July. We may accept applications after this date. Applications to commence study in January are now open.

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