This course focuses on the nature and mechanisms of disease processes. Through integration of practical classes with lectures, abnormalities in the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs that underlie disease are explored. Emphasis is placed on current research aimed at understanding the mechanisms of disease and disease therapy. Topics covered may include genetic disorders, cancer, cellular pathology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology and virology. Enrolment is limited and registration is by permission of the Department.