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TV5110 - General Pathology

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

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).

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 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.
Knowledge of normal histology and physiology
PP5151 PP3151


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

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.