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HUP3011

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Steven Petratos and Associate Professor Robyn Slattery

Synopsis

HUP3011 introduces students to basic pathology, i.e. molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease and how diseases are characterized and progress. Topics include tissue injury and cell death, inflammation, haematopathology, disorders of immunity, disorders of cell growth, neoplasia and pathology of infectious diseases. Mechanisms for pathological processes are reviewed together with how these processes cause disease by overcoming normal regulatory controls. Principles are illustrated by reference to specific diseases. This approach provides students with an understanding of terminologies applicable to pathology and an appreciation of the causes and natural progress of human diseases.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Define the basic pathological processes involved in the development of disease and the impact of pathological changes upon normal tissue function;

  1. Define the cellular and molecular changes associated with inflammatory, immunological, haematological, neoplastic disorders and infectious diseases;

  1. Examine and interpret experimental and diagnostic data and samples;

  1. Provide examples of innovative technologies used to identify and study human disease;

  1. Apply analytic and interpretive skills through review and critical analysis of the literature, and compile a critical report on a chosen topic related to human disease.

Assessment

Multiple choice question examination: 15%
Project assignment: 15%
Practical class assessment: 20%
End of semester examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Two lectures and one 2-hour practical class per week

Prerequisites

MOL2011 or BMS1062, and one of DEV2022 or BMS2011