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Dr Theo Mantamadiotis
Dr Sophie Paquet-Fifield
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This subject extends the concepts and examination of disease covered in second year Pathology (PATH20001, BIOM20001) with a focus on the cellular and molecular features underlying fundamental mechanisms in organ specific pathologies.
This subject is available to both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedicine students.
Science and Biomedicine students intending to take a major in Pathology are required to enrol in PATH30001 (this subject), PATH30002 and PATH30003.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- Identify cellular and molecular factors that are important for disease initiation, progression and resolution
- Demonstrate how disease specific injury affects the normal structure and function of cells, tissues and organs
- Explain the disease specific molecular mechanisms that affect the structure and function of cells; lead to changes in tissues and organs and affect human health
- Explain how understanding the pathogenesis of specific diseases improves diagnosis, treatment and prevention
- Illustrate the demographic and geographic profiles of specific diseases
- Compare and contrast the relationship between specific pathogenetic mechanisms within and across diseases
At the end of this subject students should have developed the following skills:
- The ability to understand and link complex overlapping and related concepts.
- The ability to source, organise, read and understand reference material which covers a wide range of related and diverse topics.
Last updated: 31 January 2024