Basic Principles of Pathology-Optometry

Subject 531-202 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two per week) and 24 hours of practical work (two hours per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Enrolment in the Bachelor of Optometry course.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr M M Ayers
Subject Overview:

On completion students should:

  • learn the basic principles of pathology through the study of the causes, mechanisms of development and the possible outcomes of disease;

  • understand the defence and repair processes which are commonly used by the body when a malfunction of a tissue or organ occurs;

  • comprehend the basic terminology of disease and repair mechanisms; and

  • be supported in appreciation of the principles by practical sessions studying microscopic pathological specimens.

The topics covered include cell injury; repair, regeneration and fibrosis; infectious disease; immunopathology; haemo-dynamic disorders; vascular disease; and growth disorders including neoplasia.

Assessment: Two multiple choice question tests during the semester (15% each); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (70%).
Prescribed Texts: Basic Pathology (V Kumar, R S Cotran and S L Robbins), latest edition, W B Saunders Co Essential Pathology (E Rubin and J L Farber), latest edition, J B Libbincott Co
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Optometry course.

This subject will run concurrently with 531-201 (Science).

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Optometry

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