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This unit will provide students with the foundation knowledge of pathology by gaining an understanding of the fundamental processes that occur when the human organism undergoes disturbance of its homeostasis. They will gain an appreciation of the ‘one health’ concept of the interrelationships between humans and other living things and their shared environment impacting on human health. The Unit incorporates pathological processes such as cell injury and death, inflammation, healing and neoplasia. Students will gain an understanding of the basic cellular and molecular functions of the immune system in health and disease. Students will be introduced to the range of microorganisms infecting humans and the microbiome, which appears to protect against a growing number of diseases. Students will also learn how the immune system can sometimes be dysregulated and cause significant pathology (immunopathology). Laboratory practical classes will introduce students to basic immunology and pathology techniques that will reinforce material presented during lectures.

Summary 2021

Unit name Basic Pathological Processes and Immunity
Unit code CJA212
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Guna Karupiah

Teaching staff

Unit Coordinator and other staff from the School of Medicine

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




(CZZ101 and CZZ102) or (CHG105 and CHG106)


Teaching Pattern

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, MyLo


Internal Test (1 hour, 15%)

Written Exam (2 hours, 60%)

Presentation (12 mins, 10%)

Peer Assessment of Presentation (5%)

Essay (1500 words, 10%)

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