PATH3308 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major sequence
This unit focuses on complex problems relating to human disease. Students are taught by medical practitioners involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, and by physician/scientists and scientists engaged in research into disease pathogenesis. The unit includes practical sessions that demonstrate multidisiplinary approaches to research questions and laboratory diagnostic scenarios in areas related to current work performed in Perth. Students apply scientific knowledge and techniques, and engage in scientific problem solving. The unit is suitable for students interested in a career in clinical diagnostic laboratories or biomedical research.
Students are able to (1) understand and describe the processes and mechanisms of tissue and organ disease, regeneration and repair; (2) understand and describe how this information can be used to devise therapeutic strategies including organ transplantation, cell therapy and gene therapy, critique these therapies and compare different therapeutic strategies; (3) use scientific evidence to design therapeutic strategies and propose methods to evaluate those therapies; and (4) present scientific proposals for feedback and evaluation in written and oral formats.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) content module tests; (2) continuous assessment (assignments and oral presentation); and (3) final 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 & Associate Professor Nathan Pavlos
Unit rules
completion of Level 2 of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major
Biomedical Science major
PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine (heritage unit), PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.