Pathology 703 is a medical/graduate student
level course in principles of general pathology.
This course is worth 2 credits. Pathology 703 covers
the basic principles of pathophysiology necessary
for the understanding of human disease processes.
General pathology is concerned with the mechanisms
underlying disease processes, as manifested by morphologic
(gross, cellular, and ultrastructural), physiologic,
and biochemical changes. The main topics covered
are cellular degeneration, inflammation, tissue repair,
circulatory disturbance, chemical and physical injury,
development and a brief introduction to neoplasia.
In addition, neuropathology lectures are also presented.
During the remainder of your second year you will
be continually exposed to specific organ-based pathology
directly in each organ-based course. You will be
assessed separately in your knowledge of pathology
in these courses as described for Pathology 704.
The laboratory sessions and small group discussions
(Clinical Pathologic Correlations - CPCs) are designed
to augment the students understanding of the lecture
and handout material. The laboratory material is
primarily designed for independent learning including
both in class and outside of class time commitments.
Illustrations of laboratory
material as well as selected key illustrations
from lectures are posted
on this website.
Not all of the lecture material can be posted
on the website because of its possible medicolegal
confidential nature, even beyond HIPAA regulations.
In particular, this applies primarily to the lectures
by Dr. Stier on Chemical and Physical Injury and
Autopsy. Visual images from these lectures will
also not be made available by videotaping during
the lecture. Therefore, it is important that all
students attend these lectures.