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  • PATH-A 412 Gynecologic Cytology, Normal (3 cr.) Detailed microscopic study of normal squamous, endocervical, and endometrial epithelial cells, as well as other non epithelial cells. Cellular changes seen with microbiological infections, repair, inflammation, degeneration, artifact, and vitamin deficiency status.
  • PATH-A 422 Gynecologic Cytology, Abnormal (3 cr.) Histopathology and cytopathology of lesions of the female genital tract. Detailed studies in the cytologic diagnosis of dysplasia, carcinoma-in-situ, and invasive cancer of this anatomic area. Differential diagnosis of these lesions includes the severity, site of origin, and grade where appropriate.
  • PATH-A 432 Pulmonary Cytology (3 cr.) Systematic study of normal, nonmalignant, and malignant cells in the lower respiratory system.
  • PATH-A 442 Cytology of Body Fluids (2 cr.) Cytology of the eye, central nervious system, synovial membranes, and serosal cavities in fluids associated with nonmalignant and malignant disease processes.
  • PATH-A 453 Cytology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (2 cr.) Study of cells associated with nonmalignant and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines.
  • PATH-A 454 Urinary Tract Cytology (2 cr.) Clinical cytologic study of cells from normal, nonmalignant, and malignant diseases of the urinary tract, to include the urethra, ureters, renal pelvis, bladder, prostate, seminal vesicles, and kidney.
  • PATH-A 455 Cytology of Fine Needle Aspiration (2 cr.) The study of nonmalignant and malignant cells aspirated from lung, thyroid, salivary glands, breast, liver, prostate, lymph nodes, soft tissue masses, and miscellaneous organs; and the study of fine needle aspiration techniques.
  • PATH-A 462 Techniques in Medical Cytology (2 cr.) Fixation and staining procedures, preparation of monolayers, smears, and cell blocks from fluids and other exfoliates; use of filter techniques and microscopy.
  • PATH-A 465 Certification Internship (1-6 cr.) Includes the fall semester of clinical internships where students gain practical experience by working with routine cytology material.
  • PATH-A 470 Seminar in Cytology (2 cr.) Review of current literature pertaining to diagnostic cytology. Reports and discussions by students and faculty.
  • PATH-A 490 Investigations in Cytopathology (1-3 cr.) To provide the student with an experience in the realm of scientific investigation related to cytopathology. The investigation may be conducted as a research project or a literature review.