Pathogenesis of Human Disease 2 (CPAT3202)

UNIT OF STUDY

The Pathogenesis of Human Disease 2 unit of study modules will provide a practical background to the scientific basis of the pathogenesis of disease. Areas covered in practical modules include disease specimen evaluation on a macroscopic and microscopic basis.
The aims of the course are:
- To enable students to gain an understanding of how different organ systems react to injury and to apply basic concepts of disease processes.
- To equip students with skills appropriate for careers in the biomedical sciences and for further training in research or professional degrees.
At the end of the course students will:
- Have acquired practical skills in the use of a light microscope.
- Have an understanding of basic investigative techniques for disease detection in pathology.
- Be able to evaluate diseased tissue at the macroscopic and microscopic level.
- Have the ability to describe, synthesise and present information on disease pathogenesis.
- Transfer problem-solving skills to novel situations related to disease pathogenesis.

This 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.
Enquiries should be directed to pathology.admin@sydney.edu.au.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Practical Module

Assessment

One 2-hour Practical exam (70%), Museum Practical Reports (30%).

Textbooks

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

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 Department.

Corequisites

CPAT3201

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.