PATH 375 Introduction to Human Pathology
2022W Session: Tuesdays, 2pm-5pm
LOCATION: to be announced
A lecture-demonstration course designed to acquaint students in the allied health professions with a basic understanding of the causes, natural history, and pathophysiology of common disease processes.
Prerequisites: 6 credits each first year Biol and Chem.
- For 3rd year students in one of these programs: BMLS, BHK, BKIN, BSCP, BSFN, BSN, BSP, HONS CAPS.
Inflammation, Repair and Response to Injury
Genetic and Developmental Diseases
Fluid and Haemodynamic Disorders
Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Systems
Liver and Biliary Tract and the Pancreas
Urinary Tract and the Male Genital System
Reproductive System and the Breast
Bones, Joints, Muscle, Skin,
Central Nervous System
Exam format: both the midterm and final exam are multiple choice.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe cellular responses to change and injury including:
- Hyperplasia, hypertrophy, metaplasia, and atrophy.
- Intracellular accumulations (anthracosis, hemosiderosis, and lipid accumulation)
- Cell death including necrosis and apoptosis
- Explain the key components and outcomes of inflammation including:
- Physical signs of inflammation and cellular events in inflammation.
- Classification of different types of inflammation.
- Healing and wound repair.
- Explain the key aspects of pathology related to the immune system including:
- Hypersensitivity reactions.
- Transfusion reactions, transplant rejection and graft versus host disease.
- Autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency diseases.
- Describe the key aspects of neoplasia including:
- Terminology and classification of neoplasms.
- Causes, clinical manifestations of, and epidemiology of, cancer
- Describe the key aspects of developmental abnormalities including:
- Genetic factors and teratogens.
- Chromosomal abnormalities, single gene and multifactorial disorders
- Prenatal diagnosis, prematurity, birth injury and sudden infant death
- Describe key aspects of fluid and hemodynamic disorders.
- List and describe the pathophysiological processes underlying diseases of the major organ systems.