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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) $1,052.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,195.38

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Course Administrator: Kirsty Mason,

Teaching staff

Course Convenor: Dr Adele Woolley
Lecturers: Dr Adele Woolley
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Professor Ian Morison
Professor Greg Jones
Dr Tania Slatter
Dr Nada Guirguis
Professor Linda Holloway
Dr Ashik Srinivasan
Dr Cherie Stayner
Dr Noelyn Hung


Robbins Basic Pathology 10th Ed.

Course outline
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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 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
C1 Wednesday 08:00-08:50 9-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 15-16
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22
A2 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 15-16
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22