The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

HUBS3411

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course covers the epidemiology and pathophysiology of important existing and emerging or re-emerging diseases, examining the causal factors, any underlying mechanisms and current and future treatments.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe the pathophysiology of key chronic diseases and discuss the efficacy of traditional and new/proposed treatment methods.

2. Understand the physiological or biochemical mechanisms which are thought to underlie the development of these key diseases.

3. Critically evaluate the rationale for new and emerging treatments for a disease.

4. Understand, summarise and interpret published literature on the epidemiology, pathophysiology or treatment of disease.

5. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate within a research team and present findings effectively.


Content

1. Chronic disease as a result of environmental and infectious agents.

2. Chronic disease as a result of a dysfunctional immune system.

3. Chronic disease as a result of genetic disorders.

4. Chronic disease as a result of metabolic disorders.


Assumed knowledge

HUBS2203, HUBS2505, HUBS2601, HUBS3602


Assessment items

Report: Group Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Individual Assignment

Essay: Group Assignment 2

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks