Courses by Department
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- X 601 Introduction to Clinical Medicine II: The Clinical Encounter (398 hrs.) (21 cr.) An interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to clinical medicine. Includes medical interviewing and physical examination skills learned at the bedside with direct patient contact. Clinical medicine is surveyed with emphasis on pathophysiology and diagnosis. Problem-solving skills are stressed, including synthesis and interpretation of medical data. Staff
- PATH–C 603 General Pathology (148 hrs.) (6 cr.) Introduction to mechanisms of disease through demonstrations, lectures, laboratory, and conferences; emphasis on basic concepts and principles of disease processes. Staff
- PATH–C 604 Systemic Pathology (88 hrs.) (4 cr.) Presentation of pathology by organ systems with emphasis on etiologic factors, evolution of lesions, pathologic physiology, and clinical correlations. Staff
- PATH–C 899 Senior Elective in Pathology (arr. hrs.) (arr. cr.) A variety of electives are offered within the department. Specific information on each elective is available in the Senior Elective Program Course Listing, which is updated and published in February of each year. These electives are offered in the Medical Center facilities and in approved programs in clinics and hospitals throughout the state.
Graduate Courses and Electives
The courses listed below are primarily intended for students seeking the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in pathology. Complete program information is provided in the University Graduate School Bulletin and/or departmental brochures.
- PATH–C 603 General Pathology (6 cr.) Introduction to mechanisms of disease through demonstrations, lectures, laboratory, and conferences; emphasis on basic concepts and principles of disease processes. Staff
- PATH–C 690 Techniques for Specimen Processing (2 cr.) P: Graduate physiology and histology. Designed for M.S. pathologist’s assistant students. Didactic and laboratory experiences in specimen management and tissue processing methods: histotechnology techniques including specimen procurement, processing, fixation, and staining, cytologic methods, and electron microscopy sample processing.
- PATH–C 691 Gross Surgical and Pediatric Pathology Techniques (3 cr.) P: Graduate physiology, histology, microbiology, gross anatomy, and C690. Designed for pathologist’s assistant students. Didactic and laboratory experiences emphasize proper handling and evaluation of tissues remove during surgery and examined in the surgical or pediatric pathology laboratory. Human embryology and medical photography and terminology are also included.
- PATH–C 692 Autopsy and Forensic Pathology Techniques (3 cr.) P: Graduate physiology, histology, microbiology, gross anatomy, C690, and C691. Designed for pathologist’s assistant students. Didactic and laboratory experiences in autopsy and forensic pathology introduce students to all phases of the human post-mortem examination, including evisceration, dissection, description of findings, and preparation of post-mortem reports.
- PATH–C 693 General and Clinical Pathology (4 cr.) P: Graduate physiology, histology, microbiology, gross anatomy, C690, C691, and C692. Designed for pathologist’s assistant students. Didactic and laboratory experiences introduce students to the basic concepts of pathologic processes and provide them with a working knowledge of clinical pathology testing, including chemistry, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, and microbiology.
- PATH–C 694 Systemic Pathology (3 cr.) P: Graduate physiology, histology, gross anatomy, C690, C691, C692, and C693. Designed for pathologist’s assistant students. Didactic and laboratory experiences in systemic pathology provide students with a broad base of knowledge of pathologic processes in various organ systems including the nervous, pulmonary, cardiovascular, genitourinary, digestive, and musculoskeletal systems.
- PATH–C 695 Practicum for Pathologist’s Assistants (1–4 cr.) P: Graduate physiology, histology, microbiology, gross anatomy, C690, C691, and C692. Designed for pathologists’ assistant students. Students complete seven to nine month-long modules involving surgical, pediatric, autopsy, and forensic pathology at various facilities. Students also study medical ethics, laboratory operations, management, and information systems, and educational techniques.
- PATH–C 700 Clinical Chemistry I (3 cr.) P: B500 or B800 or equivalent. Methodology, instrumentation, and interpretation with clinical correlation of procedures in the clinical chemistry laboratory.
- PATH–C 701 Clinical Chemistry II (3 cr.) P: B500 or B800 or equivalent. Special clinical chemistry therapeutic drug monitoring and radioassay, radioimmunoassay, and enzyme immunoassay.
- PATH–C 802 Advanced Morphologic Hematology (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. A graduate-level course with emphasis on diagnostic morphologic hematology. This course covers several aspects of morphologic hematology including erythrokinetics, myeloid and erythroid morphology, leukemia classification, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, and newer concepts in diagnostic hematology.
- PATH–C 803 Diagnostic Immunopathology (2 cr.) P: Basic undergraduate immunology and permission of instructor. Emphasis on immunobiology and diagnostic immunopathology. This course covers several aspects of immunopathology including autoimmune disease, transplantation biology, immunodeficiency disorders, and use of molecular diagnostics.
- PATH–C 808 Graduate Seminar in Pathology (1 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. Graduate-level seminar series with emphasis on experimental pathology. First-year graduate students present critical literature reviews of contemporary research topics. More advanced students present proposals and reports of their research.
- PATH–C 820 Advances in Diagnostic Microbiology (3 cr.) Discussions of infectious diseases and agents of infectious diseases including source, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention and control, and the correlation of these subjects with laboratory diagnostic methods. Contemporary subjects will be emphasized.
- PATH–C 850 Cellular Structure of the Nervous System (3 cr.) Cellular structure and ultra-structure of the central nervous system in normal and experimental situations, including cell biology of neurons, astrocytes, oligodendroglia, brain macrophages, mast cells, brain vessels, and barriers. Organization of neural systems into global and point-to-point circuits; generative and regressive phenomena; and cerebral transplantation in neurodegenerative conditions.
- PATH–C 858 Experimental Pathology (5 cr.) Review and performance of selected experiments in pathology illustrating the types of pathologic processes. Staff
- PATH–C 859 Research in Pathology (arr. cr.) Supervised initiation of a research project in pathology. Counseling in the completion of a thesis. Staff
- PATH–C 862 Basic Pathologic Techniques (5 cr.) Methods of the histologic and chemical laboratories of pathology; principles of examination used in the usual procedures of surgical and autopsy pathology. Staff
- PATH–C 875 Biochemical Pathology (3 cr.) P: C603 or B800. A survey of biochemical pathology as demonstrated by recent advances in research in pathology. Selected topics for lecture and discussion will include aspects of tissue, cellular, subcellular, and molecular pathology. Staff
- PATH–G 556 Methods of Humane Animal Experimentation (1 cr.) The purpose of this course is to provide graduate students entering careers in life science disciplines with the opportunity to obtain training in the proper care and humane use of laboratory animals. Federal regulations and considerations in the selection of animal models will also be discussed.
- PATH–G 655 Research Communications Seminar (2 cr.) Study of the methodological and systematic treatments of scientific data required for effective communication through written primary and secondary research publications, oral presentations, abstracts, post presentations, and grant proposals.
- PATH–G 890 Methods in Molecular Biology and Pathology (3 cr.) P: G865 or J838, and consent of instructor. Basic principles and techniques in molecular biology and pathology. Particular emphasis will be on molecular techniques that can be used to study problems related to biochemistry and pathology.