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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 2003

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010939

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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 introduce, in general terms, some of the aberrations which occur in normal tissue structure and function and how they manifest as the signs and symptoms of disease.

Course content

Cell degeneration/adaptation; atrophy, hypertrophy, cell death and necrosis, reversible cell injury, hyperplasia, metaplasia, dysplasia. Inflammation and repair; acute/chronic inflammation, chemical mediators and cell signals, patterns of inflammation, regeneration, reconstitution and connective tissue repair. Neoplasia; benign and malignant neoplasms, carcinogenesis, clinical aspects, treatment. Blood dynamics; thrombosis, embolism, infarction, compression, congestion, circulatory shock. Genetic defects; single gene, polygenic and chromosome disorders, mutagenesis, teratogenesis. Environmental disease factors; pollution, reactions to chemicals/drugs, injury from physical agents. Pathology of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems.

Textbook(s)

Kumar V, Abbas AK and Aster JC 2013, Robbins Basic Pathology, 9, Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 7 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
Case study analysis and report Continuous 15% -
Multiple choice quiz - 15% 1 hour
Written assignment 750 words 10% -
Examination - 60% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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