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LMED29002 Anatomical Pathology 1
Anatomical Pathology 1
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General Information


Identification of the characteristic histopathological and cytopathological features of human organ systems and the hallmarks of pathological dysregulation of tissue organisation is fundamental to the work of the medical laboratory scientist. In this unit you will study normal and abnormal histopathological features of a range of tissues along with normal and abnormal cytopathological features of a range of cells. The relationship between cellular injury, immune response, tumour formation, infection and pathological dysregulation of tissue organisation will be explored in relation to clinical cases you may encounter. You will develop the knowledge and skills to perform microscopic examination of tissues and cells. Case studies will include new developments in immunohistochemistry and fluorescence imaging. You will be required to attend a compulsory residential school for development and assessment of your skill in histological and cytological techniques. The residential school may be scheduled outside of the term of offering of the unit.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

  Prerequisites: Enrolment in Master of Laboratory Medicine.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2024

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Class and Assessment Overview

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 13 May 2024
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from SUTE and self reflection


The unit has a significant volume of material


Revise the unit's content and delivery for 2024. Construct some classes using Moodle Lessons to help students digest the material.

Feedback from email and SUTE


The student learning experience, and academic rigour of the unit, would be improved if there were more assessment tasks.


Discuss assessment options and gradings with the DDLT team and Head of Course for 2024.

Feedback from Self reflection


Students appear to be largely disengaged and more could be done to promote engagement with the unit.


Implement more interactive tutorials. Provide students with a weekly discussion topic, and ensure they have time dedicated in the tutorial to discuss with peers. Implement Kahoot style quizzes in the tutorials to keep them engaged.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Information for Unit Learning Outcomes has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 13 May 2024
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

Information for Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes has not been released yet.

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Textbooks and Resources

Information for Textbooks and Resources has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 17 June 2024
Academic Integrity Statement

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