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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 3002

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
008342

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To provide an understanding of the nature and types of histopathological techniques applied in the diagnosis of disease conditions in body tissues.

Course content

Specimen collection and handling. Fixation, manual and automated tissue processing, paraffin and plastic embedding, microtomy, procedures for frozen sections.  Mountants. Dyes and mechanism of staining, types of haematoxylin, metal impregnation, metachromasia. Theory and application of techniques for connective tissues, lipids, amyloid, microorganisms. Procedures for nucleic acids. Identification and significance of pigments in tissues. Mucin histochemistry. Enzyme histochemistry. Neural tissue techniques. Pathology of skin and gastrointestinal systems.  Artefacts of specimen preparation.

Textbook(s)

., **Please note only one of these textbooks is required**

Surarna, S.K. et al 2013, Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, Current Edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, China

Cook D.J. & Warren P.J. 2015, Cellular Pathology An introduction to Techniques and applications, Current Edition, Scion, Banbury UK

Prerequisite(s)

All first and second year courses in the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine program.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quiz - 15% 2 x 30 minutes each
Practical Assessment Ongoing 25% -
Examination - 60% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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