Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
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This unit will concentrate on the pathobiological and biomedical basis of important human disease processes. Areas examined in this unit include immune and inflammatory diseases, (eg inflammatory renal and joint disease); cancer biology (focussing on mechanisms of tumour spread and tumour immunology); cardiovascular biology, (coronary artery disease); and human reproduction. Disease pathogenesis, including lessons gained from cell/molecular biology and disease models will be the major focus. To provide context and breadth other aspects of disease will be covered with varying emphasis, including epidemiological/clinical features of disease, current treatments and future treatment prospects.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Examination (3 hours) (54%)
Mid-semester test (10%)
Satisfactory attendance and participation in seminars (2%)
Group seminar (individual component) (11%)
Group written assignment (11%)
Research experience, including editorial writing (12%)
6 hours per week plus 6 hours private study per week.
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Must be enrolled in one of the following:
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degree programs)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholar Program)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours