Applied Pathophysiology (single subject)

This subject provides a foundation for understanding the pathologic basis of disease across the lifespan.

Subject typeSubject codeFeeAvailability
AccreditedNURS90076Assessed: $2,536
Non-assessed: $2,032
Term 3
Summer Term


The professional development single subject in nursing, Applied Pathophysiology, will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to explain assessment data and prioritise patient care in a specialty area of practice based on scientific principles.

This subject is suitable for registered nurses who are seeking to improve their knowledge of pathophysiology as it applies to clinical practice in the care of patients in general and specialist areas such as emergency and critical care, paediatrics and cancer and palliative care.

Delivered 100% online, this professional development single subject will allow you to fit in your learning with your other life commitments.

Applied Pathophysiology is a core subject within the Graduate Certificates in Nursing Practice and students that successfully complete this subject and associated assessment may be eligible for credit into the following courses:


On campus:


The estimated hours required for the subject is approximately 21 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • A Bachelor Degree (or equivalent qualification) in the discipline of nursing
  • Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.

How to apply

  1. Check you meet the entry requirements
  2. Decide which study mode you are applying for and read through the application instructions (use NA-CAPPG for assessed and NA-AUDITPG for non-assessed)
  3. Note the subject code (you'll need this to complete your application).

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