Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
2 x 1-hour lectures weekly
13 x 1-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BMS-Bachelor of Medical Science
1a Admission into BMSVMOPT-Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science), Master of Optometry
1b Admission into BMSLM-Bachelor of Medical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
2 ^ 1 of MMED2931, MMED2932
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
MMED8937 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Assignment(s); Examination (60%).
Topic description
This topic will provide students with an understanding of the general physiological principles that underpin most disease processes and a more detailed background in a range of specific human diseases. In each case, the pathophysiology will be highlighted
Educational aims
This topic will provide students with an understanding of the general physiological principles that underpin most disease processes and a more detailed knowledge in a range of specific human diseases.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • outline the basic physiological processes that underpin most human diseases.

  • explain how pathological changes in specific human organs affect the normal physiology of that organ and the implications for the whole body system.

  • show basic skills of histological and microscopic examination.