• Offered by ANU Medical School
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Medical Science
  • Areas of interest Medical Science, Translational Medicine, Biomedical Science, Health

This course is designed to introduce students to the aetiology of human disease. Examples of common medical conditions will be used to illustrate the pathophysiology of various categories of human disease.  Normal responses to disease in the body will be discussed as well as goals of medical therapies to address the pathology or support normal function.  The use of medical imaging technologies and laboratory investigations to provide evidence in support of a clinical diagnosis will be introduced.  Small group tutorials exploring clinical cases will be used to introduce the process of clinical reasoning and evidence based decision making to students. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe the major mechanisms of human disease and  the processes of compensation and repair in disease states and following injury.   
  2. Discuss common medical presentations in relationship to underlying pathologies. 
  3. Interpret clinical pathology and anatomical pathology results in selected disease states.
  4. Outline therapeutic aims and mechanisms in the treatment of human disease.  

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Online exercises (4 x 5% = 20%) (LO1-4)
  • Group CBL portfolio (20%) (LO2,4)
  • Laboratory reports (20%) (LO1,3)
  • Exam 40% (LO1-4)

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Workload

2 hours face to face plus 1 hour of online learning activities / week plus 6 x laboratory and 6 x Case base tutorials on alternating weeks.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU Medical School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Robbins Basic Pathology 10th Edition 2018 Print ISBN 9780323480543

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have completed MEDN2001 Medical Physiology.  This course is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Health Science.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9535 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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