Understanding the underlying mechanisms and progression of disease, improving human health and addressing the impact of human activity on individual health outcomes are some of the great challenges facing modern medical sciences in the 21st century. To equip students with skills appropriate for careers in the biomedical sciences and further training in research or professional degrees, it is necessary to provide an integrated understanding of how to evaluate and analyse crucial pathological mechanisms governing disease progression in humans. In CPAT3902, you will participate in inquiry-led museum sessions that review human pathological specimens using innovative online tools combined with high-resolution microscopy to crystallise and reinforce concepts developed in the unit. These digital histopathology platforms are increasingly used to define and strategically assess how different organ systems react to injury/insult. You will undertake advanced investigations to understand pathogenesis, natural history and related health complications of common human diseases. You will learn to use methodologies to exemplify critical differences between health and disease to explain cellular aspects of specific pathological processes. The successful completion of CPAT3902 will provide you with critical thinking and analysis skills, written and verbal scientific communication to various audiences, hypothesis generation and testing, and mastery of digital imaging technologies. The knowledge, concepts and skills offered in CPAT3902 will ultimately improve your capacity to contribute to the management and intervention of fundamental and clinical aspects of health and disease.
|Academic unit||Department of Medical Sciences|
|A mark of 70 or above in 12 cp from [IMMU2X11 or IMMU2101 or MEDS2004 or MIMI2X02] or [MEDS2004 and (MEDS2001 or MEDS2003)]|
|A working knowledge of biology|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.
Key dates through the academic year, including teaching periods, census, payment deadlines and exams.
Enrolment, course planning, fees, graduation, support services, student IT
Code of Conduct for Students, Conditions of Enrollment, University Privacy Statement, Academic Integrity
Academic appeals process, special consideration, rules and guidelines, advice and support
Policy register, policy search
Scholarships, interest free loans, bursaries, money management
Learning Centre, faculty and school programs, Library, online resources
Student Centre, counselling & psychological services, University Health Service, general health and wellbeing