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TV5111 - Applied 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 covers the essential concepts of the pathobiology of the various body systems using examples from human and veterinary medicine. Under the direction of the staff member responsible, students will handle and/or review material submitted to the pathology section for diagnosis.

Learning Outcomes

  • conduct postmortem examinations on domestic animals, wildlife, laboratory animals, interpret major gross and microscopic changes and prepare reports on them;
  • appreciate the complexity of disease and the role of predisposing factors describe the major diseases affecting particular body systems for diagnosis;
  • relate structural changes to functional ones and suggest which laboratory procedures might be appropriate;
  • understand how one or several injurious agents cause these diseases and how each disease progresses;
  • be familiar with routine techniques and procedures used in diagnostic pathology.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (60%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass each assessment piece and; Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more

Prerequisites: TV5110
PP3251 PP5251


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 12 hours professional Experience
  • 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.