HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

HBS3HPT

2017

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, specific pathological conditions of body systems e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, gastrointestinal and skeletal systems along with diabetes will be addressed. Students will consolidate and apply their knowledge of pathophysiology by communicating a disease state in authentic format to scientific peers and non-expert audiences.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (HBS2PTA or HBS202) and (HBS2PTB or HBS204) and (HBS2PPA or HBS2PPB)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS2PAT and HBS3PBD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled by the end of week one of semester 1

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the principles of General Pathology to selected human disorders and reparative states. You will be able to demonstrate understanding of general principles of disease processes and tissue healing and thereby describe how these general pathologic processes impact on possible clinical courses and outcomes in an afflicted individual.

Activities:
Students will undertake two online quizzes based on interactive session (lecture), online video and Workshop content. Case Study Enquiries will also be undertaken in Workshops and these Enquiries reflect what is covered in interactive sessions (lectures) and online videos; however, there will also be extra content that will not be covered in lectures or online videos. Workshops will mostly involve the use of clicker technology. Students undertake these Workshops in teams comprising 5 individuals. There is no formal assessment of these Workshops; they are solely to re-enforce and complement interactive session (lecture) and online video content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Apply the principles of General Pathology to human diseases of selected body systems. You will be able to demonstrate understanding of cellular and biochemical changes that underlie the development of systemic diseases and in doing so, be able to relate these above changes to the likely clinical course and outcomes of an afflicted individual.

Activities:
Students will undertake three online quizzes based on interactive session (lectures), online video and Workshop content. Case Study Enquiries will also be undertaken in Workshops and these Enquiries reflect what is covered in interactive sessions (lectures) and online videos; however, there will also be extra content that will not be covered in lectures or online videos. Workshops will mostly involve the use of clicker technology. Students undertake these Workshops in teams comprising 5 individuals. There is no formal assessment of these Workshops; they are solely to re-enforce and complement interactive session (lecture) and online video content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

03. Demonstrate effective communication skills by communicating scientific results, information, or arguments to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes

Activities:
Communicating Disease module
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Be accountable for learning and scientific work by being independent and self-directed learners working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual and team context

Activities:
Blended delivery of content topics Communicating Disease module
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Merit based quota. Students will be selected on the basis of their average marks for HBS2PTA and HBS2PTB and 1 of HBS2PPA or HBS2PPB or equivalent.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Will be co-taught with subject HBS2PAT Includes online vinettes"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Will be co-taught with subject HBS2PAT but with separate workshops to HBS2PAT"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 15
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introduction to Communcating Disease module"

Seminar Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Communicating Disease presentation"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1 hour General Pathophysiology mid-semester exam (1000 word equivalent)28 01, 04
Five 15 min online testsAssessment is purely formative in nature and will complement and reinforce the face-to-face and on-line video content. Quizzes will be visual multiple choice or True/False type questions.15 01, 02, 04
Communicating Disease project (1000 word equivalent)Students will present their work and orally defend their presentation.25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1.5 hour Systemic Pathophysiology exam (1500 word equivalent)32 02, 04