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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Foundations in Human Pathology
    Subject Pathology
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and HUBS 192
    PSCI 202
    Recommended Preparation
    ANAT 241 and BIOC 221
    Schedule C

    Teaching staff

    Course Convenor: Dr Adele Woolley

    Teaching contributions come from the Departments of Pathology (OSM), Biochemistry (BMS) and Department of Surgical Sciences (OSM).

    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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    B1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
    D1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42


    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
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