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PATH301 Applied Pathology

Pathology of human disease; applied and theoretical concepts relating to pathological conditions, including immuno-pathology, congenital and developmental disorders, cardiovascular pathology, haematological disorders, neuropathology, forensic and diagnostic pathology.

Discoveries and developments in the basic sciences are rapidly being translated into clinical practice at an ever-accelerating pace in the post-genomic era. Indeed, this is being fuelled by increasing understanding of practitioners on the molecular characteristics of human disease. Graduates with a working knowledge of molecular and applied pathology of human disease are sought after in many organisations and industries, including in the pharmaceutical industries, hospital and private medical laboratories, academic and private - as well as government - research laboratories, government health offices and patent law offices to name a few.

Paper title Applied Pathology
Paper code PATH301
Subject Pathology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
PATH 201
Recommended Preparation
ANAT 241 and BIOC 221
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduates with a background in Health Sciences or in related subjects
Contact
justine.farquhar@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Professor Mike Eccles
Lecturers: Dr Heather Cunliffe, Dr Julia Horsfield, Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee, Professor Stephen Robertson, Amanda Fisher, Professor Ian Morison, Associate Professor Sarah Young, Professor Linda Holloway, Dr Nada Guirguis, Dr Cherie Stayner and Dr Noelyn Hung, Dr Tania Slatter
Paper Structure
The paper covers a wide range of applied pathology and aims to introduce pathology principles in a clinical context so as to highlight the pathogenesis of many disease presentations that health professionals encounter. The paper includes an introduction to molecular pathology, mutations in disease, histopathology, haematological diseases, inflammation in disease, autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, cardiovascular pathology, europathology, kidney diseases, inborn errors of development and also touches on forensic pathology.
Teaching Arrangements
Two 1-hour lectures per week, plus a compulsory 4-hour laboratory practical each week.
Textbooks
Recommended; Robbins and Cotran.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence and the ability to synthesise, analyse and critically evaluate biomedical information
  • Awareness of the ethical, cultural and compliance issues
  • A multi-disciplinary knowledge base, including relevant computer and IT skills

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Friday 14:00-17:50 9-14, 17-21

Pathology of human disease; applied and theoretical concepts relating to pathological conditions, including immuno-pathology, congenital and developmental disorders, cardiovascular pathology, haematological disorders, neuropathology, forensic and diagnostic pathology.

This course will provide advanced knowledge of the pathology of human disease. Students should gain an in-depth understanding of genetic, molecular, cellular and whole organ changes in selected pathological conditions. This paper will provide a foundation for post-graduate study in the area of human disease and is useful for those going on to professional programmes in the health sciences.

Paper title Advanced Pathology
Paper code PATH301
Subject Pathology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
PATH 201
Recommended Preparation
ANAT 241 and BIOC 221
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduates with a background in Health Sciences or in related subjects
Contact
justine.farquhar@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Lecturers: Dr Heather Cunliffe, Dr Julia Horsfield, Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee, Professor Stephen Robertson, Amanda Fisher, Professor Ian Morison, Associate Professor Sarah Young, Professor Linda Holloway, Dr Nada Guirguis, Dr Cherie Stayner and Dr Noelyn Hung
Paper Structure
This paper includes modules in:
  • Genetic and developmental disorders
  • Renal disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Respiratory Pathology
  • Haematological disorders
  • Immune disorders
  • Pathology and Forensics
Teaching Arrangements
Two 1-hour lectures per week, plus a compulsory 4-hour laboratory practical each week.
Textbooks
Recommended; Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the central concepts of pathological conditions and their underlying mechanisms
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate practical skills in techniques commonly used in research investigations of pathological conditions and their underlying mechanisms
  • Students will be able to evaluate data produced in the laboratory and prepare coherent and informative laboratory reports.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically assimilate and evaluate scientific literature and to communicate it effectively.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Friday 14:00-17:50 9-12, 15-21