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PATH201 Foundations in Human Pathology

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An outline of pathological processes underlying disease in humans, including cell death, inflammation, immunological reactions, tissue healing and cancer, and the molecular mechanisms of each.

Paper title Foundations in Human Pathology
Paper code PATH201
Subject Pathology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,314.50

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BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and HUBS 192
Recommended Preparation
ANAT 241 and BIOC 221
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Course Convenor: Dr Adele Woolley
Lecturers: Dr Adele Woolley
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Professor Linda Holloway
Dr Karen Reader
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Professor Greg Jones
Estelle Peyroux

Teaching Arrangements

Key principles of pathology will be presented in lectures, which will be illustrated by scientific principles and clinical consequences of disease. Reading material will be recommended to supplement the lecture and to provide an alternative learning mode for students who do not learn well in a lecture setting.

The laboratories will be used to provide visual and hands-on experience to augment learning.

Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basics of Disease 10th Ed.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Be introduced to central ideas and theoretical components relating to pathological processes, including cell injury, inflammation, developmental disorders, cardiovascular disease and neoplasms
  • Acquire practical skills and techniques used in pathology
  • Learn the necessary skills required in the preparation of laboratory reports

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
B1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
D1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41
A2 Friday 14:00-17:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41