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BIO3108 Histopathology and Cytology 2

Units : 1
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 : 24 May 2022


Pre-requisite: BIO2216


This course expands the knowledge of human tissue and cell examination provided in BIO2216 Histopathology and Cytology 1. It is essential that laboratory professionals working in this discipline have an operational, in depth understanding of the principles and procedures involved in the collection, processing, screening, and interpretation of normal and abnormal cell and tissue specimens. An understanding of the normal and abnormal morphology of human tissues and cells in relationship to recognised disorders is vital to the diagnosis of a variety of human disease states. Familiarity with modern histological and cytological procedures as well as safe and ethical specimen handling are also critical components of this course.

This course builds upon the theoretical basis and practical skills of histology and cytology provided in BIO2216 Histopathology and Cytology 1. It explores in greater detail the pathogenesis of a range of human diseases associated with hyperplastic, neoplastic and malignant processes. Students will also gain opportunities to further develop their analytical skills as they will be presented with complex case studies that require high level interpretation and reporting capabilities. The course will also enable students to develop their knowledge in differential diagnosis of complex presentations, as well as become conversant with workplace health and safety issues, and other professional responsibilities associated with working in a pathology laboratory environment.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 24 May 2022