Aims of the Course:
It ensures students recognize basic knowledge relevant to scientific study of diseases. It familiarizes students with the detailed pathological pictureofbasic diseases within different body systems and their microscopic pattern. It also prepares them for clinical rounds in the future. It trains students to use electronic learning facilities.
First Semester (Pathology I. Code 301):
-Technical pointers on sample handling & quality control of surgical biopsy material
-Inflammation & repair
-Cell injury & diseases of ageing
-Growth disturbances & neoplasia
-Immune response & non-specific & viral infections
-Specific infections, granulomas & mycotic diseases
-Genetic, environmental, nutritional disorders & ionizing radiation effects
-How to prepare a research topic
Second Semester (Pathology II. Code 302 ):
-Diseases of CVS
-Diseases of respiratory system
-Diseases of digestive system
-Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases
-Diseases of urinary system
-Diseases of male genital system
-Diseases of female genital system & breasts
-Diseases of endocrine glands
-Diseases of blood & lymphoreticular systems
-Diseases of skeletal system, soft tissue, joints & skin
-Diseases of nervous system
The minimal acceptable attendance is 75%. Students need to attend at least 60% in order to set for the final examination.
Formative & Summative exams
- Written, case study & oral for assessment of knowledge and understanding
- Practical for assessment of practical skills in diagnosis of different pathological tissue slides under the microscope.
- Research for training the student how to get medical information from library and internet websites and how to organize and present knowledge)
A total of 300 marks equally distributed between the two semesters as follows:
30% Year Activity
40% Written End-Term Exam
30% Practical & Oral End-Term Exam
- Department books available for students, at the faculty
- Practical books, Pathology museum & pathology lab.
- Overhead projections, slides and computer presentations used during teaching.
- Robbins and Cotran Atlas of pathology