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HMM701 - Principles of Medical Science

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

S Shigdar



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Equivalent of 3 hours classes per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit will provide students with a comprehensive and advanced understanding of pathological changes and disease processes and how these affect pathological indices. It will provide students with advanced knowledge of integrative biomedical sciences, human diseases and laboratory investigations from various sources.


Written assignment 1 (1500 words) 30%, oral presentation (10 minutes) 20%, written assignment 2 (2000 words) 30%, poster presentation (A3 size) 20%

Prescribed texts

Porth CM. 2007. Essentials of pathophysiology: concepts of altered health states. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Philadelphia 2nd Edition.


McPherson RA &  Pincus MR. 2011. Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. Elsevier Saunders Philadelphia 22nd Edition.


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