The overarching theme for this unit of study is the concept of the interaction between the host (or the animal), the agent of disease (genetics, physical, chemical and infectious agents) and environmental factors. In disease states, the host responds to the aetiological agent of disease and the environment through one of the basic five pathological processes that occur in tissues. These include inflammation and repair, degeneration and necrosis, circulatory disturbances, tissue deposits and pigments, and disorders of growth. A case based approach will be used whenever possible to illustrate these principles and enable the student to develop a problem solving approach and the skills of critical thinking.
6 hours per week (lectures and practicals)
Practical class exercises (15%), mid-semester exam (20%), practical exam (15%), written exam (50%)
McGavin, MD and Zachary JF 2007, Pathologic Basis of Disease 4th ed., Mosby Playfair JHL and Chain BM 2009, Immunology at a Glance. 9th ed. Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN 978-1-4051-8052-8 Tizard, Ian R 2009, Veterinary Immunology: an introduction. 8th ed. Saunders Elsevier St Louis, Mosby
(CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1XX2 or CHEM1904)
6cp of BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XX1Co-requisites