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Pathogenesis of Human Disease 1 - CPAT3201

Year - 2018

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

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

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

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

Additional information
BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.

Assumed knowledge
Sound knowledge of biology through meeting pre-requisites


[12cp from (ANAT2XXX or BCHM2XXX or BCMB2X0X or BIOL2XXX or GEGE2X01 or IMMU2101 or MBLG2XXX or MICR2XXX or PCOL201X or PHSI2XXX)] or (BMED2403 and BMED2404)


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Pathology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Paul Witting
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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