PATH2210 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1QEII Medical CentreFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major sequence
Content
This unit provides an introduction to the scientific basis of human diseases with emphasis on the clinical presentation, prognosis, treatment and underlying mechanisms of diseases affecting human organ systems. Students participate in tutorial and practical classes that demonstrate disease pathology and laboratory techniques used to assess human disease in clinical and research settings. The unit is suitable for students interested in a career in clinical diagnostic laboratories, biomedical research or medicine.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the mechanisms of cellular injury, immunopathology, tissue pathology and neoplasia; (2) explain the role of cellular injury, immunopathology, tissue pathology and neoplasia in the initiation and perpetuation of major human diseases; (3) apply knowledge of pathological processes to the classification, diagnosis and treatment of major human diseases; (4) apply methodological skills to identify and interpret evidence of pathological features in cells and tissues; and (5) apply skills in synthesis, critique and presentation of pathological processes involved in major human diseases.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment and (2) end of semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jacob Kenny and Winthrop Professor Jiake Xu
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human and SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
OR
IMED1001 Form and Function and IMED1002 The Facts of Life
Incompatibility:
PATH2202 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease completed prior to 2013
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials/practical classes: 2 hours per week
Texts

Crowley’s An Introduction to Human Disease (Pathology & Pathophysiology Correlations), 10th Edition by Emily G. Reisner & Howard M. Reisner.

 

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