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Human pathology 1: Understanding disease processes (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Jeff Kerr

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit will introduce students to basic pathological processes, with particular reference to cell death, inflammation, disorders of immunity and neoplasia. Mechanisms for these processes will be addressed, including their role in host response to injury, how these processes are modified in particular diseases, and how these processes themselves may cause disease when normal regulatory controls are lost. Principles will be illustrated by reference to specific diseases but will be applicable across all systems. This approach will provide students with an understanding of the language of pathology and an appreciation of the aetiology and natural progress of human diseases.

Assessment: Continuous assessment: 30% + End of semester examination: 50% + One project report (1000 words): 20%

Contact Hours: Two lectures and One 2-hour practical classes per week

Prerequisites: BIO1011 or BIO1022 or BIO1042 recommended, ANT2321 strongly recommended.

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