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Pathogenesis of Human Disease 2 - CPAT3202

Year - 2018

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

Practical Module

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

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
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