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Department of Pathology

Courses

Code

Name

Level

Term

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Lec.

Practical

Total

PAT301

Pathology  I

3

1

4

2

6

120

PAT302

Pathology II

3

2

4

2

6

120

Course Description 

PAT301& 302 Pathology I&2

Description:

Aims of the Course:

     It ensures students recognize basic knowledge relevant to scientific study of diseases. It familiarizes students with the detailed pathological picture of basic 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.

 Course Contents:

First Semester (Pathology I. Code 301):

General pathology:

-Introduction

-Technical pointers on sample handling & quality control of surgical biopsy material

-Inflammation & repair

-Cell injury & diseases of ageing

-Growth disturbances & neoplasia

-Circulatory disturbances

-Immune response & non-specific & viral infections

-Specific infections, granulomas & mycotic diseases

-Genetic, environmental, nutritional disorders & ionizing radiation effects

-Cytology

-Immunohistochemistry

-How to prepare a research  topic

Second  Semester (Pathology II. Code 302 ):

Special pathology:

-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.

Teaching Methods

1.Lectures (4 credit hours)

2.Practical sections, ( 2 credit hour)

3. Students seminars, oral presentations & prepared essays

Attendance Criteria:

The minimal acceptable attendance is 70% in order to sit for the final examination.

Examination Description:

Formative & Summative exams

- Written, case study & oral exams for assessment of knowledge and understanding

- Practical tests and exams 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)

Mark Distribution:

 A total of 100 marks equally divided between the two semesters as follows:

           30% Year Activity

     40% Written End-Term Exam

     30% Practical & Oral End-Term Exam   

Learning Resources:

Basic Materials:

- Department books available for students, at the faculty bookshop

- Practical books, Pathology museum & pathology lab.

- Overhead projections, slides and computer presentations used during teaching.

Suggested materials

- Robbins and Cotran Atlas of pathology