- Code MEDN6002
- 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 has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.
This course is designed to introduce students to the aetiology and pathogenesis 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:
- 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;
- Effectively communicate scientific information in written and oral formats.
- Lab reports (n=2) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Take home assessment (5) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Midsemester test (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Assignment (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Annotated Bibliography (10) [LO 5,6]
- Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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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.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Textbook of Medical Physiology Guyton and Hall ISBN-13: 978-1455770052
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
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6208||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||14 Sep 2021||29 Oct 2021||In Person||N/A|