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Biomedical basis of disease 1 (6 points)


Leader: Dr M Bonollo (Medicine, Alfred)

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject (with BMS 3042) will concentrate on the pathobiological and biomedical basis of important human disease processes. Areas examined include the biology of malignant disease, its growth and spread, (lung cancer - example); reproductive health and disease; infectious diseases; and child health and disease. Disease pathogenesis, including lessons gained from cell/molecular biology and disease models will be the major focus. An introduction to basic aspects of pharmacology will be provided. For context and breadth other aspects of disease will be covered with varying emphasis, including epidemiological and clinical features of disease, its current and future treatment prospects.

Assessment: Written examination: 60% + Group seminar: 20% + Scientific Paper Critique: 10% + Scientific Debate: 10%

Contact Hours: 6 hours per week

Prerequisites: BMS2011, BMS2021, BMS2031, BMS2042, BMS2052 and BMS2062

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