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Table 2 Physiology and pathophysiology topics ranked as high priority (≥4) by academics (ranking: 1 = lowest priority to 5 = highest priority)

From: Teaching science content in nursing programs in Australia: a cross-sectional survey of academics

Topic Mean/SD Range
Normal physiology and pathophysiology of:   
Cardiovascular system   
Blood composition and haemostasis 4.00 ± 0.00 2-4
Myocardial ischaemia and infarction 4.00 ± 0.00 4-4
Respiratory system   
Gas exchange 4.00 ± 0.00 4-4
Renal system   
Body fluids and water balance 4.00 ± 0.00 4-4
Electrolytes 4.00 ± 0.00 4-4
Urine production and excretion 4.00 ± 0.00 4-4
Genetics   
Cell differentiation, proliferation with particular reference to genetic control and malignancy 4.47 ± 0.70 2-4