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PP3151 - General Pathobiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

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: AT2110
PP5151 and TV3022 and PP3451 and TV5010


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Dr Jenni Scott
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); other exams (25%); assignments (5%).

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