Experimental Pathology

Subject PATH20003 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 lecture per week, 1 x 3hour laboratory or workshop session
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.


B. Biomedicine Students:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

B Science Students:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

PATH20001 may also be taken concurrently.


See Pre-requisites

Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Academic Coordinator

Dr Vicki Lawson


Administrative Coordinator

Ms Lesley Robinson


Subject Overview:

Experimental Pathology will introduce students to the practical methods used to understand the nature and cause of disease. Through a combination of laboratory and workshop sessions and case based lectures students will consolidate their theoretical understanding of disease acquired in PATH20001 or BIOM20001. Students will be introduced to the core disciplines of Pathology and in doing so appreciate the central and vital role Pathology plays in medicine and medical research.

Learning Outcomes:

To introduce students to the core disciplines of Pathology
To develop an appreciation for the breadth of Pathology as a discipline
To experience a variety of experimental techniques related to the disciplines of Pathology
To consolidate an understanding of the basic principles of disease through practical experience
To develop critical thinking and problem solving skills by performing, recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from laboratory and workshop sessions.

  • Laboratory and Workshop performance (continuous throughout semester) 10%
  • 5 prac reports (1,000 words each) Submitted fortnightly throughout semester. 15% each (75% total)
  • A 1 hour end of semester multiple choice examination 15%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED

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