Patholgy & Microbiology (PAMB)

PAMB D620  - M-IV Pathology  (1-12 Credits)  

This rotation will consist of an introduction to and some experience in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. The student may participate in the performance of autopsies and examination of surgical material and cytologic material and have some exposure to forensic pathology and forensic medicine. Also there may be some experience and insight into basic areas of Clinical Pathology, including Hematology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunopathology, Urinalysis and Blood Banking. Certain areas may receive more attention or concentration than others depending on the interest or background of the individual student. During this rotation, the student will gain a better understanding of the scope and limitations of the hospital laboratory and pathology services and will better understand the role of the hospital pathologists and the laboratory in the overall care of patients and function of the institution.

PAMB D621  - M - IV Pathology - Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center  (1-12 Credits)  

This rotation will consist of an introduction and experience relative to all phases of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. The student will participate in the performance of autopsies and examination of surgical material and cytologic material as well as participate in evaluation of abnormal laboratory tests and the clinical correlation of those tests. Also, there will be some experience and insight into basic areas of Clinical Pathology, including Hematology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunopathology, Urinalysis and Blood Banking. Certain areas may receive more attention or concentration than others depending on the interest or background of the individual student. During this rotation, the student will gain a better understanding of the scope and role of pathology services and will better understand the role of the pathologists and the laboratory in the overall care of patients and function of the hospital.

PAMB D622  - Special Topics in Immunology  (1-12 Credits)  

The student will work with on T and B lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, natural killer cells and their precursors from peripheral blood, cord blood, lymphoid and other tissues obtained from patients or experimental hosts. Considerable attention will be given to cell phenotyping, apoptosis induction, cytokine production, proliferation, cytoxicity and other functional characteristics as well as cell-cell interactions. Some of the faculty research focus areas include: cancer immunology and immunotherapy particularly using interleukins and pharmacologically-activated dendritic cells; complementary and alternative medicine; immunotoxicology; biological and chemical defense research and infectious disease. The student will have opportunities to utilize state-of-the-art technology such as transgenics and knockouts, flow cytometry and sorting, confocal and electron microscopy, cytoxicity and proliferation assays, apoptosis and cytokine detection, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics technology, histopathology and immunohistochemistry. The studies are aimed at developing translational and clinical research.

PAMB D623  - Research in Microbiology and Immunology  (1-12 Credits)  

Research in any of the subdisciplines of microbiology, including bacteriology, virology, cell and molecular biology, immunology and microbial pathogenesis. In addition, other areas of research include cancer biology, toxicology as well as complementary and alternative medicine.

PAMB D641  - Medical Pathology I  (7 Credits)  
PAMB D642  - Medical Pathology II  (6 Credits)  
PAMB D650  - Med Microbiology & Imm  (7 Credits)  
PAMB D651  - Pathology Prac Comm Genr  (1-12 Credits)  
PAMB D672  - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine  (1-12 Credits)  

This four-week elective is focused on Anatomic Pathology. The student will be exposed to surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, bone marrows, and cytology. The student should gain a general understanding of the process involved in arriving at accurate pathologic diagnoses. The student will have one-on-one interaction with the pathology staff. The staff is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty certification in dermatopathology, hematopathology, cytology, immunopathology, pediatric pathology, blood transfusion medicine, and forensic pathology. The course is fairly flexible and can usually be tailored to meet the specific needs or interests of the student.

PAMB D690  - Clinical Pathology  (1-12 Credits)  
PAMB D691  - Clinical Pathology Exter  (1-12 Credits)