PATH30010 Systematic Pathology

Academic Year 2022/2023

Systematic Pathology (PATH30010) forms part of the core curriculum in Stage 4 of the BSc Radiography in the School of Medicine and Medical Science.

The module comprises of lectures covering specific diseases of individual organs and body systems, e. g. cardiovascular disease, locomotor disease, etc.The lectures cover the essential information a student is required to know on each system with emphasis being placed on the important topics.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, the student should be able to:
1.Classify the major types of disease affecting the following systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, renal, endocrine, reproductive,haematological, lymphoid, central nervous and locomotor)
2.Classify each respective disease type in accordance with current established scientific criteria
3.Outline the aetiology, pathogenesis, macroscopic and microscopic pathologic feature of the major diseases of each system
4.Outline and discuss the complications and prognosis of these major diseases
5. Be able to relate clinical disease presentation with the underlying pathologic process

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
case-based learning;
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students are required to have studied the Mechanisms of Disease(Rad) module or a module with equivalent learning outcomes,and in the latter case, the suitability of such a module will be decided by the module coordinator.

Learning Exclusions:

This is an incompatible module for registered UCD medical students.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of trimester examination
(blended format)
2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Name Role
Professor Jonathan McNulty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer