Course Title: Integrative Pathology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrative Pathology

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MEDS1100

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MEDS1100

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

MEDS1102

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MEDS1102

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Roula Kyriacou

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7484

Course Coordinator Email: roula.kyriacou@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.10.006

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment or email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

The basic pathological processes encountered in General Pathology will be applied to the various organ systems of the body. The lecture course is supplemented by a series of pathology workshops and online problem-solving case studies that enhance and exemplify the lecture material.  


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes for the BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) program:

  • PLO 1: Knowledge capability

    Understand appropriate and relevant theoretical concepts of scientific knowledge with the ability to use and apply the knowledge in a wide range of problem solving, challenging and interpretative situations within the professional laboratory medicine discipline.

  • PLO 2: Technical capability

    Ability to apply a range of diagnostic technologies and methodologies relevant to the fields of Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Histopathology, Cytopathology or Microbiology. These methodologies will identify pathological changes which deviate from the normal physiological range. Students will use logical and systematic thinking to solve problems with diagnostic techniques and procedures, and apply high level analytical skills to the chosen area of clinical laboratory specialisation.

  • PLO 3: Professional work practices

    Contribute to academic and professional work settings through responsible, self managed, independent work, interpersonal skills which support constructive interactions with individuals and teams, and understand the ethical and legal framework that underpins the field of diagnostic pathology.

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes for the BP231 Bachelor of Biomedical Science program:

  • PLO 2: Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by:

    Demonstrating knowledge across disciplines contributing to biomedical science.


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the mechanisms underlying the disease processes of the major body systems. 
  2. Identify the aetiology, pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis and treatment, and prognostic features of the more commonly encountered organ system diseases in clinical practice.
  3. Correlate disease states studied at a cellular level and gross anatomical level with the overt clinical signs and symptoms seen in those disorders on a systemic level.
  4. Relate your understanding of pathology to patient presentation in a clinical setting.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course include lectures, workshops, class discussions and feedback from class activities, self-directed online modules, and online/face-to-face quizzes. This course is supported by the RMIT Learning Management System.

Over the semester, students will participate in:

22 hours of lectures
12 hours of workshops
10 hours of online modules

The expectation for independent study is 76 hours.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to a range of independent learning material including online learning exercises and web-based learning materials provided through myRMIT. Lecture notes and online problem-solving case studies will be also be provided via myRMIT. Prescribed textbooks and recommended references are available in the library and at the Pathology Museum.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be conducted in the form of progressive assessment tasks during semester (online module assessment, workshop activities and mid-semester test) and a final exam.

The final exam and theory assessments during semester will test your understanding of the theoretical basis of human disease and your ability to apply that knowledge to given pathological presentations. The online quizzes and workshop activities during semester will test your understanding and ability to correlate theory with clinical presentation.

Assessment Task 1: E-Learning module assessment

Weighting 15%

This assessment task provides formative feedback and supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Mid-Semester Theory Test

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Workshops

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 4: Final Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4