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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 2006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101506

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To assist students to understand the principles of disease processes and underlying common pathological conditions that are relevant to medical radiation science.

Course content

Introduction to pathology, concepts of disease, aetiology, pathogenesis and reaction to disease. Stress, cell injury, adaptation: atrophy, hypertrophy, hyperplasia, metaplasia, dysplasia. Cell death and necrosis, reversible and irreversible injury. Inflammatory process, immune alterations, infectious processes. Acid-base and electrolyte imbalances. Host-parasite relationship, manifestations of infectious disease. Neoplasia: benign and malignant neoplasm, carcinogenesis, angiogenesis, metastasis, clinical aspects. Understanding of the pathological basis of systems including: haemopoietic, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, nervous, skeletal, endocrine, reproductive system.

Textbook(s)

McConnell T.H. 2014, The Nature of Disease, Pathology for the Health Professional, 2nd Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1049 Human Physiology 100
HLTH 1020 Human Anatomy 100

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1050 Human Physiology 101

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 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 - 25% 35 minutes
Workshop - 25% 50 minutes
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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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