• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr David Kramer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.

This course is designed to introduce students to the aetiology and pathgogenesis 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 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.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, 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;
  5. Describe the research methods and outcomes from selected scientific publications related to the course curriculum.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Lab reports (n=2) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Take home assessment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Midsemester test (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Assignment (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour lectures per week plus 1-2 hour of online learning activities per week, plus 3 x laboratory and small group tutorials on selected weeks
  • Approximately 70 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed MEDN2001. This course is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Health Science. Incompatible with MEDN6002

Prescribed Texts

Textbook of Medical Physiology Guyton and Hall ISBN-13: 978-1455770052

ISBN-10: 1455770051

Understanding Pathophysiology 3e (Australia and New Zealand Edition) Craft and Gordon eBook ISBN: 9780729586337 Paperback ISBN: 9780729542647

Rang & Dale's Pharmacology, 8th Edition Print Book ISBN :9780702053627 eBook ISBN :9780702054976

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:
3
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
2020 $4830
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6420
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
8838 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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