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Study Pathology at Otago

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The minor in Pathology provides an avenue for students majoring in related disciplines such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Anatomy and  Physiology to gain formal recognition for this knowledge acquisition.

This minor subject provides a clear pathway for students to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles relating to the basis of human diseases. PATH 201 lays the foundation for two further papers offered at 300-level (in Advanced Pathology and Cancer Biology) which are designed to build on this knowledge and to further equip the student with both conceptual understanding and practical skills that will augment their major subject of choice.

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Minor subject requirements

Pathology as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree    BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level See below  

ANAT 241  Human Biology: Cells to Systems

BIOC 221  Molecular Biology

PATH 201  Foundations in Human Pathology





PATH 301  Advanced Pathology

PATH 302  Cancer Biology

Note: Prerequisites for constituent papers are:
PATH 201: BIOC 192, CELS 191, HUBS 192 (for which HUBS 191 is a prerequisite).
PATH 301: PATH 201 (with ANAT 241, BIOC 221 as recommended preparation)
PATH 302: One of ANAT 241, BIOC 221, PATH 201 (with GENE 222, BIOC 352, GENE 313 as recommended or concurrent preparation)



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