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PP3151 - General Pathobiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

Mechanisms of disease processes are addressed. Thus, the general principles of pathobiology are covered with particular reference to the different causes and mechanisms of disease.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate at the cellular level the difference between cell degeneration and death, and adaption of cells to an altered extracellular environment;
  • describe in general terms the procedures routinely used in diagnostic pathology;
  • describe the cellular changes that occur in such states as genetic disorders, inflammation, immunopathology and neoplasia;
  • understand how cells respond to injury of diverse type.
Prerequisites: BM1004
PP5151 TV5110


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Pam Megaw, Dr Linda Hayes, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

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