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HUP3022 - Human pathology 2: pathology of human diseases

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Associate Professor John Maynard


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will adopt a systematic approach to the study of pathology. Organ systems will be addressed in turn including the important diseases in each. These will include ischaemic heart disease, carcinomas of the breast, lung and colon, and inflammatory diseases such as pneumonia and sexually transmitted diseases. The aetiology, clinical presentation, treatment and course of the diseases will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be placed on morphological aspects and how these vary from normal, together with other laboratory and radiologic investigations to provide an integrated approach to the diagnosis of specific diseases and general disease processes.


On completion of this unit students will have developed: skills in microscopy with an understanding of normal tissue histology; an appreciation of the tissue pathology associated with important diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, haematopoietic, female and male genital systems; diagnostic skills and skills in problem solving relating to specific diseases and disease processes and be able to relate these to the clinical presentation: analytic and interpretative skills through literature review and report compilation for selected topics.


Continuous assessment: 30%
End-of-semester examination: 50%
Project report (1000 words): 20%

Contact hours

Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour practical per week


One of BMS2011, HUP3011 or ANT2321