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MELS304 Principles of Pathology

The scientific study of disease processes that result in morphological and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs, includes an introduction to anatomic pathology and pathophysiology. The basic processes of degeneration, cell death, inflammation, immunological reactions, tissue repair and disorder of growth including neoplasia.

Paper title Principles of Pathology
Paper code MELS304
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,000.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,620.00

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Limited to
Course Administrator: Justine Farquhar,
Teaching staff
Course Convenor: Ms Catherine Ronayne
Lecturers: Dr Adele Woolley, Associate Professor Sarah Young, Dr Gail Williams, Professor Linda Holloway and Dr Nada Guirguis Dr Noelyn Hung
Robbins Basic Pathology 9th Ed.
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Understand the principles of human pathophysiology
  • Recognise and apply these principles to common examples of local and systemic disease

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 08:00-08:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Friday 08:00-08:50 9-12, 15-16, 18, 20-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
D1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 12
Thursday 09:00-10:50 15


Stream Days Times Weeks
D1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 11
Tuesday 14:00-15:50 15
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-11, 13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 16:00-17:50 12