Pathogenesis of Human Disease 1 (CPAT3201)

UNIT OF STUDY

The Pathogenesis of Human Disease 1 unit of study modules will provide a theoretical background to the scientific basis of the pathogenesis of disease. Areas covered in theoretical modules include: tissue responses to exogenous factors, adaptive responses to foreign agents, cardiovascular/pulmonary/gut responses to disease, forensic science, neuropathology and cancer. The aims of the course are: - To give students an overall understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms governing disease pathogenesis in human beings. - To introduce to students basic concepts of the pathogenesis, natural history and complications of common human diseases. - To demonstrate and exemplify differences between normality and disease. - To explain cellular aspects of certain pathological processes. Together with CPAT3202, the unit of study would be appropriate for those who intend to proceed to Honours research, to professional degrees or to careers in biomedical areas such as hospital science. Enquires should be directed to pathology.admin@sydney.edu.au

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Classes

Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour tutorial per week.

Assessment

One 2-hour exam (60%), one major research essay (1500w) (20%), two 0.5-hour in-semester exams (20%).

Textbooks

Kumar, Abbas & Aster. Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th edition. Saunders. 2012.

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

1. At least 6cp of intermediate units of study from any of the following: ANAT, BCHM, BIOL, HPSC, MBLG, MICR, PCOL and PHSI; or 2. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including BMED2401; or 3. Completion of suitable subjects as determined by the Head of

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