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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simone Schoenwaelder and Associate Professor Jennifer Rolland


HUP3011 introduces students to basic pathology, i.e. molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease and how diseases are characterized and progress. Topics include tissue injury and cell death, inflammation, haematopathology, disorders of immunity, disorders of cell growth, neoplasia and pathology of infectious diseases. Mechanisms for pathological processes are reviewed together with how these processes cause disease by overcoming normal regulatory controls. Principles are illustrated by reference to specific diseases. This approach provides students with an understanding of terminologies applicable to pathology and an appreciation of the causes and natural progress of human diseases.


On completion of this unit students will have developed: an understanding of basic pathological processes; diagnostic skills and skills in problem solving through the study of the cellular and molecular changes associated with inflammatory, immunological, haematological and neoplastic disorders; analytic and interpretative skills through literature review and report compilation for selected topics.


Multiple choice question examination: 15%
Project assignment: 15%
Practical class assessment: 20%
End of semester examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Simone Schoenwaelder

Contact hours

Two lectures and one 2-hour practical class per week


MOL2011 or BMS1062, and one of DEV2022 or BMS2011