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PATH5000: Surgical Pathology

The Surgical Pathology Unit of Study course is an online course available in Semester 1 and 2. It covers general pathology and aligns with the Pathology component of the General Surgical Sciences Examination. The unit utilises virtual macroscopic pathology specimens (bottles) available through the Pathology Museum collection and examination of microscopic slides of relevant pathological processes. The course runs over 13 weeks and covers 13 topics. Each week recorded lectures, accompanying slides, required reading, and supplementary materials are provided to students. All material (including assessments) will take approximately 10 hours per week to complete. Topics that will be covered in the course will include basic pathological processes (eg immunology, inflammation, neoplasia etc) and systems pathology (eg cardiovascular, respiratory, gastroenterology, neurology, genitourinary, etc).

Code PATH5000
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse general pathological mechanisms and the basis of these mechanisms in common diseases, in preparation for the General Surgical Sciences Examination and for surgical practice
  • LO2. explain basic processes (degeneration, inflammation, neoplastic)
  • LO3. analyse the aetiology, pathogenesis, natural history, investigation and therapeutic modification of common diseases of the organ systems, as applied to surgery
  • LO4. identify the macroscopic and histopathological features of exemplar pathologies.