Human Health & Disease Concepts
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology
Taught In English
Introductory level of knowledge in cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology is assumed
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis unit develops an understanding of the causes and pathogenesis of human diseases including those of a genetic, microbial, immunologic and traumatic aetiology. Students are introduced to the language and terminology used within the discipline and are provided opportunities to understand and apply the way in which pathology is measured, diagnosed and treated.Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Approaches to Teaching and LearningYou will be involved in a variety of interactive and self-directed learning activities in a two hour lecture/lectorial and a two hour laboratory class each week. You will have opportunities to undertake self-directed, formative exercises on the unit Blackboard site and evaluate your progress. A team teaching approach will be adopted in this unit.
- Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge of causes and pathological outcomes of human diseases and immunological responses to disease.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the role of vaccination and antimicrobial drugs in the prevention or treatment of diseases.
- Apply knowledge of causes and pathological outcomes of human diseases and immunological responses to disease to the analysis and interpretation of information presented in case studies, clinical contexts and laboratory situations.
- Locate, interpret and communicate knowledge in individual written tasks and in a collaborative context.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional knowledge appropriate for working at QUT including adherence to appropriate occupational health and safety practices.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.