Foundations in Human Pathology

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foundations in Human Pathology

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology, Human Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOC 192 and CELS 191 adn HUBS 192

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An outline of pathological processes underlying disease in humans, including cell death, inflammation, immunological reactions, tissue healing and cancer, and the molecular mechanisms of each.

    Key principles of pathology will be presented in lectures, which will be illustrated by scientific principles and clinical consequences of disease. Reading material will be recommended to supplement the lecture and to provide an alternative learning mode for students who do not learn well in a lecture setting. 

    The laboratories will be used to provide visual and hands-on experience to augment learning.

    Learning Outcomes
    - To introduce central ideas and theoretical components relating to pathological processes, including cell injury, inflammation, developmental disorders, cardiovascular disease and neoplasms
    - To enable students to acquire practical skills and techniques used in pathology
    - To teach students the necessary skills required in the preparation of laboratory reports

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