Pathogenesis of Human Disease 2 (CPAT3202)


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 postgraduate studies such as Medicine or to careers in biomedical areas such as hospital science. Enquiries should be directed to

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Practical Module


One 2-hour exam (60%), Museum Practical Reports (40%).


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

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Unit of study rules


(12 credit points of ANAT2XXX or BCHM2XXX or BIOL2XXX or MBLG2XXX or MICR2XXX or PCOL2XXX or PHSI2XXX) OR ( BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X)

Assumed knowledge

Sound knowledge of biology through meeting pre-requisites



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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.

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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.