BIOS 3028 Pathological Basis of Human Disease

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301260

Coordinator Garry Niedermayer Opens in new window

Description Pathology is the study of disease. Students will gain an understanding of human pathogenesis, general and systems pathological processes, and the scientific basis of diagnostic and treatment options. The unit builds upon the students' fundamental knowledge of physiological processes and knowledge of normal human tissue and organ histology, and examines histopathological changes evident in disease states. Students may be required to travel to another campus to undertake this unit.

School Science

Discipline Medical Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BIOS 2029 OR
BIOS 2030 OR
NATS 2035

Incompatible Subjects BIOS 2027 Pathological Basis of Disease

Assumed Knowledge

A basic understanding of human anatomy and a solid understanding of systems physiology.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-session Exam (closed book) 50 minutes 20 N Individual
Quiz: Mini test x 2 (open book) Approx. 2 hours work each 10 N Individual
Case Study Approx. 10 hours work 20 N Individual
Final Examination 2 hours 50 Y Individual

Teaching Periods




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