PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

HBS205

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine disorders which may be experienced by individuals over the life-span, emphasizing the basic pathological processes that underlie diseases and the risk factors and contributing causes of disorders. Specifically, general pathological processes will be discussed with emphasis on disturbed function, adaptation to injury, inflammation, tissue healing, immunological disorders, neoplasia, fluid imbalance, thrombosis, embolism and vascular disorders. In addition to general pathological processes, emphasis will be given to relevant disorders of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, skeletal and nervous systems. A variety of teaching methods, including lectures, tutorials, student directed sessions and discipline-related workshops will be used in this subject.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed HBS101 and HBS102 and must be enrolled in one of: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS2PAT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students who wish to undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment, may do so with subject coordinator approval.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRobbins Basic Pathology 9th editionRecommendedKumar, Abbas and Aster. 2012W.B.Saunders
ReadingsRobbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th EditionRecommendedKumar, Abbas and Aster. 2014W.B.Saunders

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. define and give examples of the pathological terms used in this unit.

Activities:
online lectures and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. describe the causes and complications of common disorders discussed in the unit.

Activities:
online lectures and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. draw on your knowledge of concepts of pathology processes to evaluate and diagnose problems in clinical settings.

Activities:
online lectures and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. take basic fundamentals of pathological processes discussed in general pathology and apply these concepts to specific systemic diseases discussed in the #systemic pathology# section of the unit.

Activities:
online lectures and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2016, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 36 - 48
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four online workshop tests (equivalent to approx 500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2-hour invigilated written examination50 01, 02, 03, 04
one online 30-minute non-invigilated mid-semester examination30 01, 02, 03, 04