Basic Principles of Pathology-Optometry

Subject 531-202 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two per week) and 24 hours of practical work (two hours per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

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 Margaret Ayers
Subject Overview: This subject will introduce the fundamentals of human pathology by study of causes, mechanisms of development and possible outcomes which occur in response to malfunction of tissue or organ.
  • To start to understand the basic principles operating during the initiation and development of human disease.
  • To understand the language used to accurately describe and ask questions about these processes.

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
Generic Skills: The ability to read and understand complex considerations about the relationship between normal and abnormal cellular structure and function.

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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