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Pathology 200 - General and Systemic Pathology
This required course acts as an introduction to the study of disease: the causes, mechanisms, and effects upon the human body. The first part of the course covers the general reactions of tissues to different types of injury. In the second part, each organ system is considered with respect to the diseases which affect it; each disease is related to the clinical signs and symptoms that the clinician will be encounter in the sick patient. The course is taught in the Fall semester using a format that includes lectures, laboratory sessions and selected case studies. Laboratory sessions are 2 hours each, 3 days per week and are conducted in small groups, with close supervision by faculty and staff. Sessions include group discussions; projection of microscopic slides; fixed and fresh gross specimens; videotapes of gross and microscopic specimens; and other demonstrations.
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Pathology 201 - Clinical Pathology
This required course provides an introduction to the subspecialties of clinical hematology, clinical chemistry, clinical microscopy and immunohematology (blood banking). The course, taught in the Spring semester, emphasizes both the appropriate selection of laboratory analyses and the proper interpretation of test results. The hematology and urinalysis components of the course focus on the identification of morphologic features and their clinical significance. The course consists of lectures, online tutorials and case review sessions. The didactic sessions present an overview and introduce the student to the associated morphology. The online tutorials enable the student to develop skills in performing an evaluation of a peripheral blood smear and macro- and micro-urinalysis.