This unit introduces you to the pathological processes that underlie various human
diseases. It enables students to recognise common pathological conditions.
In addition, the histological methods used to demonstrate bacterial and fungal
infections, amyloidosis, pigments, neoplasia and immunocytochemistry will be
studied theoretically and in practical sessions. The microscopic recognition of (some
of) the disease processes relevant to the above will be taught.
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Sukhwinder Sohal|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the principles and processes of common human pathological states.
- Compare the process of diagnosis of a variety of diseases by drawing appropriate conclusions from clinical and pathological data.
- Communicate in a systematic way, both orally and in writing, using correct, discipline specific terminology related to histopathology.
- Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the histochemical and immunohistochemical staining techniques used in the diagnosis of common diseases
- Differentiate normal and diseased tissue by identifying microscopically altered cell structures. and staining in benign and malignant disease.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2-hr lecture (13 weeks); 1-hr tutorial (8 weeks); 3-hr practical (10 weeks) and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Practical Exam (35%)|Examination (40%)|Practical Report (25%)|Slide Identification|
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Wheater’s Basic Pathology (A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathology), Barbara Young William Stewart and Geraldine O’Dowd, (Churchill Livingstone Elsevier)
Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition
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