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Unlocking the Mechanisms of Human Disease - MEDI707

In this unit you will explore the aetiology, pathogenesis and risk factors involved in common human diseases, including cancer and neurodegenerative conditions. Disease processes will be studied with a focus on cell biology, genetics, and immunology. Students will gain an in depth understanding of fundamental biological mechanisms governing human disease pathogenesis. Current treatments and clinical trials will be reviewed and the impact of disease on the individual and on society will be discussed. The latest research into treatment response and resistance, liquid biopsies, and biomarker discovery will be incorporated throughout the unit, and the reality and promise of personalised therapy will be considered.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Russell Diefenbach



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Assessed As: Graded
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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