Pathology

Fall Semester

Pathology I (5 Credit Hours)

Pathology is the study of disease. The course will provide students with the ability to:

    1. understand certain patho-physiologic mechanisms of disease
    2. associate how certain mechanisms contribute to clinical presentations, symptoms, and disease patterns
    3. recognize key morphologic features and changes seen in organs associated with certain disorders, and
    4. recognize and interpret certain ancillary diagnostic procedures and tests.

The course also compliments and integrates topics with other second year courses: Clinical Systems, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and Pharmacology.
The course is covered over two semesters (Pathology I and Pathology II) and is divided into separate systems-based modules. Student interaction and participation are required. Weekly sessions revolve around cases and multiple choice review questions that coincide with the module theme and incorporate histo-pathologic examination of digital images.

The group discussion sessions will aid in concept comprehension, promote teamwork, encourage peer evaluation, and strengthen the student’s role as “educator.”

Spring Semester

Pathology II (5 Credit Hours)

Pathology is the study of disease. The course will provide students with the ability to:

    1. understand certain patho-physiologic mechanisms of disease
    2. associate how certain mechanisms contribute to clinical presentations, symptoms, and disease patterns
    3. recognize key morphologic features and changes seen in organs associated with certain disorders, and
    4. recognize and interpret certain ancillary diagnostic procedures and tests.

The course also compliments and integrates topics with other second year courses: Clinical Systems, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and Pharmacology.
The course is covered over two semesters (Pathology I and Pathology II) and is divided into separate systems-based modules. Student interaction and participation are required. Weekly sessions revolve around cases and multiple choice review questions that coincide with the module theme and incorporate histo-pathologic examination of digital images.

The group discussion sessions will aid in concept comprehension, promote teamwork, encourage peer evaluation, and strengthen the student’s role as “educator.”