HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

PAM3HPT

2020

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.




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), or (PAM2HP1 and PAM2HP2) or equivalent or Subject Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS2PAT, HBS3PBD, HBS3PAN

Equivalent subjects HBS3HPT

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRobbins Basic Pathology 10 editionRecommendedKumar, Abbas and Aster.2018W.B.Saunders
ReadingsRobbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of DiseaseRecommendedKumar, Abbas and Aster.2014W.B.Saunders

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.

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 5-6 individuals.

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.

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 5-6 individuals.

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

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 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"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours 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"

Seminar Week: 21 - 21
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 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.

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.
"Communicating Disease module feedback session"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5 hour General Pathophysiology mid-semester exam (1,500-word equivalent)35 01, 04
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.15 01, 02, 04
Communicating Disease project (1000-word equivalent)Students will present their work via a report, a communication piece designed for a specific target audience and via an oral presentation.25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1 hour Systemic Pathophysiology exam (1000-word equivalent)25 02, 04