Pathology 803: Pathogenesis of Major Human Diseases

Overview

This course will focus on diseases that are major causes of global death and disability. Throughout the course, we will combine expert clinicians, basic scientists, and literature review on specific topics. For each major disease there will be three seminars. The first seminar will introduce the human clinical features of the disease. The next seminar will focus on experimental models to study the disease pathogenesis. The last session will consist of small groups reviewing primary research papers addressing disease pathogenesis and discussing the leading disease model. This course will be a core course in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program. This is the first disease-based pathogenesis course offered on campus. It will also serve as an invaluable "bridge course" for MD or MD/PHD students interested in pursuing a career in research, because it will provide them with the opportunity to learn about research currently being conducted on a specific disease.

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