Human Health & Disease Concepts

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Health & Disease Concepts

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Introductory level of knowledge in cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology is assumed

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This 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 Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge of causes and pathological outcomes of human diseases and immunological responses to disease.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of vaccination and antimicrobial drugs in the prevention or treatment of diseases.
    3. 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.
    4. Locate, interpret and communicate knowledge in individual written tasks and in a collaborative context.
    5. Demonstrate ethical and professional knowledge appropriate for working at QUT including adherence to appropriate occupational health and safety practices.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    You 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.

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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.