The Pathogenesis of Human Disease 2 unit of study will provide a theoretical and practical background to the scientific basis of the pathogenesis of systemic diseases. Extending upon the knowledge gained from CPAT3201, areas covered in practical modules include the response of renal, cardiovascular, neurological and accessory digestive systems to disease. In the practical modules, these areas will be expanded to include specimen evaluation on a macroscopic and microscopic basis. The aims of the course are: - To provide students opportunities to understand how different organ systems react to injury through the application of 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: - Be able to describe, synthesise and present information on disease pathogenesis to a scientific audience. - Transfer problem-solving skills to novel situations related to disease pathogenesis. - Understand basic investigative techniques for disease detection in pathology. - Acquired practical skills in the use of a light microscope. - Evaluate diseased tissue at the macroscopic and microscopic level. Compile and maintain a detailed scientific lab notebook. This unit of study is 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.
|Academic unit||Department of Medical Sciences|
|12 cp from [IMMU2X11 or IMMU2101 or MEDS2004 or MIMI2X02] or [MEDS2004 and (MEDS2001 or MEDS2003)]|
|Sound knowledge of biology through meeting pre-requisites|
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