PATH - Pathology (PATH)
Survey course covering a broad range of topics on cancer, including definition, causes, control of cancer growth, similarities and differences between malignant and normal cells, role of viruses and carcinogens, mechanisms of metastasis, oncogenes, role of nutrition, and principles of treatment.
Basic principles of pathologic processes of disease in organs and tissues at the gross and microscopic level. A review of normal anatomy and histology essential to an understanding of processes and organs and tissues that were normal before the disease began.
Lecture, laboratory, and discussion of special topics covering basic principles of disease, neoplasia, infectious disease, genetic diseases, diseases of the blood forming organs, heart and lung. For students who are planning to take PATH 742, Pathology II. Students will not be allowed to receive credit for both PATH 741A and 741B.
Lecture, laboratory, and discussion of special topics covering diseases of the digestive tract, endocrine system, nervous system, and skin and autoimmune diseases.
Tutorial instruction in selected topics dealing with the molecular and cellular basis of disease. These topics may be drawn from the areas of inflammation, neoplasia, circulatory disturbances, medical genetics, infectious diseases, and cell injury and death.
Group discussion by students and faculty of current research articles in the area of disease mechanisms. May be taken four times for credit.
This is a non-thesis course to provide training in specific laboratory techniques in experimental pathology. May be repeated for credit.