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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- PATH 201
- Recommended Preparation
- ANAT 241 and BIOC 221
- Schedule C
- Suitable for undergraduates with a background in Health Sciences or in related subjects
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Pathology's website
- 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.
- 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.