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Mechanisms of Human Disease (PATH30001)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePATH30001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject extends the concepts and examination of disease commenced in second year Pathology (PATH20001, BIOM20001) with a focus on the following areas: cellular and molecular aspects underlying fundamental pathogenic mechanisms in organ specific pathologies.

This subject is available to both B.Science and B.Biomedicine students.

Science and Biomedicine students intending to take a major in Pathology are required to enroll in PATH30001 (this subject), PATH30002 and PATH30003.

Biomedicine students intending to take the Defence & Disease major MUST consult the Major Information Booklet.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should have:

• extended and deepened their understanding of the fundamental concepts involved in pathology, begun in second year.

• developed an understanding of the cellular and molecular bases of a variety of disease processes and their relationship to normal cellular and molecular structure and function.

Generic skills

At the end of this subject students should have developed the following skills:

• the ability to understand and link complex overlapping and related ideas.

• the ability to source, organise, read and understand reference material which covers a wide range of related and diverse topics about disease.

Last updated: 22 July 2019