Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major sequence
Outcomes

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.

Assessment

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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jacob Kenny & Associate Professor Nathan Pavlos
Unit rules
Prerequisites
any level 2 Unit(s) from the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major
Incompatibility
PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine (ID 4721)
or PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.