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Laboratory medicine (6 points)


Leader: Dr J Martin (Microbiology) and Assoc Professor R Salom (Pathology)

Clayton Full year 2003 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Systematic pathology and the laboratory investigation of infectious disease will be provided through lectures, tutorials, practical / laboratory sessions and case studies. Students will develop an understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis, natural history, morphologic and clinical features of common and/or important diseases. In addition, students will gain appreciation of the role of the autopsy and the role of clinical laboratories in establishing a diagnosis. Students will gain an understanding of requirements for laboratory test requests, specimen collection techniques, laboratory testing procedures and interpretation of laboratory reports.

Assessment: Microbiology (Written & Practical examinations) 40% + Pathology (Practical & MCQ examination) 60%

Contact Hours: Studies are linked to the weekly program of integrated lectures

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