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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 paper 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||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,314.50|
- 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 Aniruddha Chatterjee
Professor Stephen Robertson
Professor Ian Morison
Professor Linda Holloway
Dr Nada Guirguis
Dr Cherie Stayner
Dr Karen Reader
Dr Tania Slatter
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.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the central concepts of pathological conditions and their underlying mechanisms
- Demonstrate appropriate practical skills in techniques commonly used in research investigations of pathological conditions and their underlying mechanisms
- Be able to evaluate data produced in the laboratory and prepare coherent and informative laboratory reports
- Demonstrate the ability to critically assimilate and evaluate scientific literature and to communicate it effectively