Course level





Veterinary Science School




One Semester

Class contact


Assessment methods

Examination, online quizzes, and practical assessments

Course coordinator

Dr Karen Jackson

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course outlines the various agents and initiators of disease in animals and how they respond at the organismal, tissue, cellular and molecular levels. It describes pathological processes associated with infectious and/or toxic insults, as well as homeostatic imbalances (e.g. metabolic or nutritional diseases) and other general forms of pathology, e.g. neoplasia, inflammation. Students will develop skills in microscopic and gross inspection of animals and their tissues to describe and classify types of disease. Immunological and other host mechanisms for disease resistance and response will also be discussed.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 External External Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 External External Course Profile