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.
|Paper title||Advanced Pathology|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Pathology's website
- Teaching staff
Convenor: Professor Merilyn Hibma
Lecturers: Dr Heather Cunliffe
Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee
Professor Stephen Robertson
Professor Ian Morison
Dr Nada Guirguis
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:
- Genetic and developmental disorders
- Renal disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Respiratory Pathology
- Haematological disorders
- Immune disorders
- Anatomic Pathology
- 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