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PATH20001 Exploring Human Disease - Science

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 lectures (3 per week) and 12 hours of (1 per week) tutorial/ computer aided learning sessions.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours (which includes study time).

Prerequisites:

Each of the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 2
12.50

Students must have completed (or be concurrently enrolled in)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Chemistry and Biology

Non Allowed Subjects:

This subject is not available to students enrolled in B.Biomedicine.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Assoc Prof Vicki Lawson, Mrs Jo Russell

Contact

Subject Coordinator

Dr Vicki Lawson

v.lawson@unimelb.edu.au

Jo Russell

russellj@unimelb.edu.au

Administrative Coordinator

BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject will introduce the fundamental principles of human pathology by study of causes, mechanisms of development and possible outcomes of disease, including defence and repair processes which occur in response to malfunction of tissues and organs.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the semester students should:

• understand the basic principles operating during the initiation and development of human disease.
• understand the terminology used to discuss pathology concepts and questions.
• have the ability to understand and think critically about the relationship between normal and abnormal cellular structure and function.

Assessment:
  • Ongoing tutorial/Computer Aided Learning (CAL) tests (10%)
  • Two 50 min written examinations (during semester) (30%)
  • A 2 hour written examination during the Exam period (60%)
Prescribed Texts:

Kumar V. et al., Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, latest edition, Saunders Elsevier.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:

  • an understanding of terminology used to discuss pathology concepts and questions.
  • an ability to understand and think critically about the relationship between normal and abnormal cellular structure and function.
  • an ability to organise and see the relationship between complex concepts.
Notes:

This subject will be available to B.Science students only.

Students intending to take a major in Pathology should check subject specific prerequisities for 3rd year Pathology subjects.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.

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