Pathology units

University of Tasmania
Pathology Units - 1996


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Division of Pathology



CJA308 Applied Microbiology and Immunology

Brings together two disciplines: (a) Medical Microbiology - a systematic coverage of causative agents of microbial diseases common in our community or likely to occur here; mechanisms of microbial pathogenicity; sources and transmission of infection; introduction to the laboratory handling of clinical specimens; basis of treatment and prevention; and (b) Immunology - introduction to the basic principles of the immune system; the major defence mechanisms of the body against foreign invaders; cytokines; immunoglobulins; the cells of the immune system; its regulation and control; its role; its role in disease; its role in tissue transplantation and rejection; and immuno-surveillance against cancer.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof HK Muller, Prof J Goldsmid, Dr SM Kirov, Dr GM Woods, Dr G Dandie
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [25%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 6 lectures/tutorials, 6 hrs practical a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KLA210 and preferably CBA211
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2x3-hour written exams, one on microbiology and the other on immunology in June (80%), continuous assessment in the form of tutorial tests, practical reports and presentations (20%)
required texts, etc
Mims CA, Playfair JHL, Roitt M, Wakelin D and Williams R, Medical Microbiology,  Mosby, Williams and Wilkins.
Inglis TTJ and West AP, Colour Guide to Microbiology,  Churchill-Livingstone.
Roitt I, Brostoff J and Male D, Immunology,  3rd edn, Churchill-Livingstone,
or Roitt I, Essential Immunology,  Blackwell Scientific.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science Course details (S3G)
Bachelor of Science - Schedule 4 (Biochemistry, Microbiology) (S3G)
Graduate Diploma in Immunology and Microbiology





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CJA310 General Pathology

Teaches students the basic processes of disease including structural and functional consequences of abnormal and/or injurious stimuli on cells, tissues and organs; mechanisms of disease development (pathogenesis) and causation (aetiology).

Special notes
teaching staff Prof HK Muller, Dr R Kelsall, Dr GM Woods
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 51 lectures, 17 tutorials, 25 hrs practical work, weekly demo of autopsy material
prerequisites 2nd year Medicine
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 1,500-word essay and class tests (20%), final 2-hour practical exam (40%), final 2-hour theory exam (40%)
required texts, etc
Robbins SL et al, Pathological Basis of Disease,  5th edn, Saunders, 1994.
Benjamini E and Leskowitz S, Immunology: A Short Course,  2nd edn, Wiley-Liss, 1991.

recommended reading MacSween RNM and Whatley K, Muir's Textbook of Pathology, 13th edn, Edward Arnold, 1992.
Stites DP and Terr AI, Basic & Clinical Immunology,  Prentice-Hall, 1991.
Underwood JC, General and Systematic Patholgy,  Churchill-Livingstone, 1992 edn.
Course: Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (M3B)







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CJA315 Special Pathology A

Emphasises the understanding of pathology and includes clinico-pathological correlation as part of the preparation for the use of pathology in clinical practice. Communication skills are further developed, with students taking an active part in teaching sessions.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof HK Muller, Dr GRH Kelsall, Dr GM Woods
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 (continuing in sem 1 of 4th year) - up to 7 hrs a week of lecture/demonstrations, tutorials, practical classes and clinico-pathological conferences; wet specimen teaching is also included on a regular basis throughout the year
prerequisites 2nd year Medicine
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment classwork, final 2-hour practical exam, final 3-hour theory exam , viva voce (with Microbiology) (details of assessment tba at the commencement of the unit)
required texts, etc
Robbins SL et al, Pathological Basis of Disease,  5th edn, Saunders, 1994.

recommended reading MacSween RNM and Whatley K, Muir's Textbook of Pathology,  13th edn, Edward Arnold, 1992.
Underwood JC, General and Systematic Patholgy,  Churchill-Livingstone, 1992 edn.

Course: Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (M3B)







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CJA320 General Medical Microbiology

Gives a basic grounding in the aetiological agents causing infectious disease, modes of transmission, pathogenesis and disease associations, treatment and control. The practical classes introduce students to the techniques used in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. Students are prepared for the more applied practical approach in Clinical Microbiology as given in 4th year and are given the basis for their further medical undergraduate and postgraduate careers. The unit provides an understanding of medical microbiology to allow a critical assessment of microbiological problems and reports; and instils in students an understanding of microbiological research needs and methods in order that they can better appreciate the relationship between research and the good practice of medicine.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof J Goldsmid (Coordinator), Dr SM Kirov, Dr GM Woods, Dr AK Ott
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [6.25%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 71 hrs teaching, 36 lectures, 2 tutorials, 33 hrs practical
prerequisites 2nd year Medicine
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment midyear exam (with Pathology) (10%), short tests throughout the semester (30%), final 2-hour theory exam (70%)
required texts, etc
Murray PR, Drew WL, Kobayashi GS and Thompson JH, Medical Microbiology,  CU Mosby Co, 1990.
Slater DI, Lo T and Narayan L, An Atlas of Medical Microbiology,  Melbourne, 1993.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (M3B)







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CJA325 Clinical Microbiology A

Gives students a basic knowledge and understanding of clinical microbiology, - including aetiological agents, pathogenesis, epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, treatment and control. Correlation of laboratory data and clinical management is emphasized. The unit studies microbiology in relation to other areas of medicine to allow students to understand better the problem of infectious disease in patients. It develops in students a capacity for critical appraisal of laboratory investigations and reports in relation to patients suffering from infectious diseases, and gives them an appreciation of research and its role in the understanding of infectious disease in all its forms.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof J Goldsmid (Coordinator), Dr GM Woods, staff of Royal Hobart and Launceston General Hospitals, an invited lecturer
campus & mode Hbt, Ltn, int
unit weight [6.25%]
teaching pattern sem 2 (continuing in sem 1 of 4th year) - 40 hrs lectures, 9 hrs practical classes, 24 hrs tutorials and clinico-pathological conferences
prerequisites 2nd year Medicine
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment end-of-semester 2-hour exam (with Pathology), practical 20-minute presentations (details of assessment tba at the commencement of the unit)
required texts, etc
Grist NH, Ho-Yen DD, Walker E and Williams GR, Diseases of Infection,  2nd edn, Oxford, 1993.
Victorian Drug Usage Advisory Committee, Antiobiotic Guidelines,  8th edn, 1994.
Inglis TJJ and West AP, Microbiology: Colour Guide,  Churchill-Livingstone, 1993.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (M3B)







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