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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 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,099.50
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Course Convenor: Dr Noelyn Hung
Lecturers: Dr Braeden Donaldson
Professor Merilyn Hibma
Dr Nada Guirguis
Dr Tania Slatter
Professor Ian Morison
Professor Greg Jones
Dr Glen Reid
Dr Adele Woolley


Robbins Basic Pathology 10th Ed.

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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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
C1 Wednesday 08:00-08:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
A2 Tuesday 16:00-17:50 9-14, 16, 18-22