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TV5110 - General Pathology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science (other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science).

This subject will address the mechanisms of disease processes. Thus, the general principles of pathobiology are covered with particular reference to the changes at the levels of cells, tissues and organs.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe and compare the difference between cell degeneration and death at the cellular level and the mechanisms by which cells adapt to an altered extracellular environment;
  • compare and contrast cellular changes and responses to a range of pathological conditions such as necrosis, inflammation, repair, haemostasis, genetic disorders and neoplasia;
  • explain in general terms the procedures routinely used in diagnostic pathology;
  • critically evaluate the quality of pathological specimens;
  • apply knowledge gained in this subject to solve simple veterinary science case studies.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Technical report - (10%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; Attendance at 80% of practical classes; Submission of all assessment tasks

Knowledge of normal histology and physiology
PP5151 PP3151


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Professor Margaret Reilly, Dr Linda Hayes, Professor Estelle Venter
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Miss Yissu Martinez, Ms Jemma Starling, Mrs Karen Reeks, Dr Rachel Bowater, <Person not found>, Mrs Erin Roberts.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 35 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 36 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.