|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||18 May 2022|
BIO1103 Pathology Studies provides an introduction to haematology, histopathology and clinical biochemistry for students wishing to undertake further studies in these major disciplines of pathology. Pathology Studies also prepares students for a clinical placement in a pre-analytical pathology setting by providing an overview of specimen collection and handling and the work health and safety issues, patient confidentiality considerations and professional responsibilities associated with working in a pathology laboratory.
BIO1103 Pathology Studies also provides an introduction to pathophysiology and medical laboratory procedures for students of Biomedical Science.
This course introduces students to the pathologic basis of disease and explores the roles of the pathology laboratory and medical laboratory scientist in the healthcare system. BIO1103 pathology studies investigates the relationships between alterations in cell and tissue function, cell and tissue morphology, body fluid composition and the clinical signs and symptoms of disease. The course is delivered as three separate modules; Haematology, Histopathology and Clinical Biochemistry and provides an introduction to the theory and practice of these three disciplines of pathology.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students.