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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 4005

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010934

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To apply specialised diagnostic theory and procedures to organ and systems based pathology.

Course content

Collection and cytological analysis of gynaecological smears, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urinary tract cytology, fine needle aspiration cytology. Theory and application of transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Diagnostic electron microscopy. Procedures for the preparation of muscle, nerve and bone for histopathological assessment. Principles and uses of immunohistochemistry.  Pathology of urinary system, neuro-muscular pathology.  Principles of image analysis and morphometry.

Textbook(s)

Surama, S.K. et al 2012, Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, Current edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingston, China

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MEDI 3002 Histotechnology
MEDI 3003 Infectious Diseases
BIOL 3006 Molecular Pathology
MEDI 3006 Clinical Practice A
MEDI 3007 Clinical Practice B
MEDI 3012 Transfusion and Haemostasis

Corequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
MEDI 4002 Advanced Practice A
MEDI 4003 Advanced Practice B
Group 2
MEDI 4007 Honours Research Practice A
MEDI 4008 Honours Research Practice B

Group 2 is for Honours students only.

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
Test - 15% 40 minutes
Portfolio Ongoing 10% -
Case study 1200 words 25% -
Examination - 50% 1.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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