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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, autopsy 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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Pathology
    Subject Pathology
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    PATH 201
    Recommended Preparation
    ANAT 241 and BIOC 221
    Schedule C

    Suitable for undergraduates with a background in health sciences or in related subjects.


    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Professor Merilyn Hibma
    Lecturers: Dr Heather Cunliffe
    Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee
    Professor Stephen Robertson
    Professor Ian Morison
    Dr Cherie Stayner
    Dr Tania Slatter
    Dr Noelyn Hung
    Professor Julia Horsfield
    Professor Merilyn Hibma
    Dr Glen Reid
    Dr Braeden Donaldson

    Paper Structure

    This paper includes modules in:

    • Liver and kidney
    • Genetic and developmental disorders
    • Haematology and Immunopathology
    • Neuropathology and morbid anatomy
    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 (tenth edition).

    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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
    Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 14:00-17:50 9-12, 15-22
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