Principles of Pathology

Length of Course: 
32
Total Contact Hours: 
92
Credits: 
9
Course Director(s):

Nahum J. Duker, M.D.

Definition 

The study of pathology is concerned with the dynamics of disease processes and the elucidation of such factors as their etiology, pathogenesis, morphology, and biological behavior.

Upon completion of the class, the student should:

  • Be able to appreciate the biomolecular and ultrastructural origin of disease.
  • Understand the evolution of cellular and tissue alteration from incipiency to manifestation of disease.
  • Be aware of the possible complications as well as the clinical manifestations of disease.
  • Be conversant with terminology of disease processes as well as fluent in the application and interpretation of clinical laboratory studies.

Prerequisites

Anatomy, Histology, Biochemistry and Physiology

Purpose

Usually students do not have the opportunity to dissect after completing Lower Extremity Anatomy, although other courses often raise new questions for them. This course provides the facilities and material which will enable interested students to seek answers to some of those questions.