- Code MEDN2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 workshops exploring clinical cases will be used to introduce the process of clinical reasoning and evidence based decision making to students.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
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:
- Describe the major mechanisms of human disease and the processes of compensation and repair in disease states and following injury;
- Discuss common medical presentations in relationship to underlying pathologies;
- Interpret clinical pathology and anatomical pathology results in selected disease states;
- Outline therapeutic aims and mechanisms in the treatment of human disease;
- Describe the research methods and outcomes from selected scientific publications related to the course curriculum.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Online exercises 4 x 5% = 20% LO 1-4
- Group CBL portfolio 20%; LO 2,4,5
- Laboratory reports 20% LO 1, 3, 5
- Exam 40% LO 1-5
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Workload2 hours face to face plus 1 hour of online learning activities / week plus 6 x laboratory and 6 x Case base workshops 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 TextsRobbins Basic Pathology 10th Edition 2018 Print ISBN 9780323480543
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must have completed MEDN2001 Medical Physiology. This course is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Health Science.
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