HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

PAM3HPT

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you 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. You will consolidate and apply their knowledge of pathophysiology by communicating a disease state in authentic format to scientific peers and non-expert audiences.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTania Romano Stasis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites(PAM2HP1 AND PAM2HP2) OR (HBS2PTB OR HBS204) AND (HBS2PTA OR HBS202)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHBS2PAT OR HBS3PBD OR HBS3PAN

Equivalent subjectsHBS3HPT

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Robbins Basic Pathology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKumar, Abbas and Aster.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherW.B.Saunders

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKumar, Abbas and Aster.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherW.B.Saunders

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the principles of General Pathophysiology to selected human disorders and reparative states, describing how these general pathophysiologic processes impact on possible clinical courses and outcomes in an afflicted individual.
02. Explain cellular and biochemical changes that underlie the development of systemic diseases (i.e. Systemic Pathophysiology and relate these changes to the likely clinical course and outcomes of an afflicted individual.
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
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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTania Romano Stasis

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Co-taught with subject HBS2PAT

SeminarWeek: 21 - 21
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
Communicating Disease presentation

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 13 - 21
Three 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 13 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 15 - 15
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
Communicating Disease module feedback session

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Introduction to Communicating Disease module

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1.5 hour General Pathophysiology mid-semester exam (1,500-word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO4

Five 10 min online tests (750-word equivalent, 3% each)
Assessment is largely formative in nature (hence reduced word eq.) 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.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Communicating Disease project (1000-words equivalent)
Students will present their work via a report, a communication piece designed for a specific target audience and via an oral presentation.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1 hour Systemic Pathophysiology exam (1000-words equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4