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Frontiers in Human Disease (PATH30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePATH30003
Semester 2
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Frontiers in Human Disease introduces students to topics at the forefront of pathology. Lectures are delivered by clinicians, scientists and diagnostic pathologists to give students an appreciation of the latest advances in science and medicine. Through these lectures students will develop an understanding the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of major diseases affecting society.

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

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

Intended learning outcomes

From the lectures, students will understand the important relationship between basic research and the investigation of complex diseases and how research discoveries can contribute to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.

Generic skills

At the end of this subject students should have consolidated 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.
• the ability to ask questions about complex processes which are currently under active investigation.

Last updated: 22 July 2019