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HUP3011

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anita Horvath and Associate Professor Robyn Slattery

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Robyn Slattery

Contact hours

Two lectures and one 2-hour practical class per week

Prerequisites

MOL2011 or BMS1062, and one of DEV2022 or BMS2011