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PATH30001 Mechanisms of Human Disease

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 lectures (3 per week)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:

B. Science students:

Both

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

B. Biomedicine students:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Students who do not have the Biochemistry prerequisites will be considered for entry into this subject on a case-by-case basis if they have appropriate marks in equivalent biomedical subjects.

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

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 Fred Hollande, Dr Theo Mantamadiotis

Contact

Subject Coordinators

Dr Theo Mantamadiotis

theom@unimelb.edu.au

A/Prof Frederic Hollande

frederic.hollande@unimelb.edu.au

Administrative Coordinator

BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

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.

Assessment:
  • Two multiple choice question tests during the semester (20% each);
  • A 3 hour written examination in the examination 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:

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.

Notes:
  • Science students who do not want to do a Major in Pathology and do not have the Biochemistry prerequisites will be considered for entry into this subject on a case-by-case basis if they have appropriate marks in equivalent biomedical subjects.
  • This subject is available to both B.Science and B.Biomedicine students.
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Microbiology
Pathology
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