In this module you will build upon your learning in the preceding 'Foundations of Health Sciences for Nursing Practice'. You will develop understanding and insight into key pathophysiological processes encountered in common diseases conditions. This will include relevant aspects of ageing. In addition, you will be introduced to fundamental and applied aspects of pharmacology, microbiology, genomics and medicines management relevant to nursing practice. A key feature of the module is an investigation of pain mechanisms and pain theory where the complexities and multifactorial nature of painful experiences will be addressed.