Recommended Courses

PATH 501: Foundations of Human Histopathology (2 credits)

An overview of the microscopic anatomy of human tissue and organs in both health and disease. Course Coordinator: Dr. Jacquie Quandt

Course Objectives:
    • Students will learn the principles behind and practice of histological analysis and its applications in pathology.
By the completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • identify and list histological features of cells and basic tissues that make up our organs including epithelia, connective tissues, nervous tissue, vasculature (heart & lung), lymphoid cells & organs
    • relate the structure and function in cells, tissues and organs and
    • learn to operate a light microscope properly. Students will be introduced to the basic pathological processes of cell injury/necrosis, acute inflammation, wound healing & chronic inflammation, neoplasia (General Pathology) and understand their contribution to diseases encountered in specific tissues/organs (Systems pathology) as well as the student’s own research/project.

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PATH 547 (3 credits)

Techniques in Molecular Biology and Experimental Pathology. Students will learn restriction enzyme digests, Northern and Southern blotting, cloning, DNA sequencing, polymerase chain reaction technology, electron microscopy, and fluorescein-activated cell sorting. Course Coordinator: Dr. David Ng

Course Objectives:
    • To survey and use a range of molecular techniques (from old to new) that would prepare a researcher for molecular biology work.
    • To focus on the biochemical principles in these techniques for best practices in troubleshooting and modifying experiments.
    • To to provide an opportunity for public science engagement, in the form of science writing assignments that aim to engage a layman reader.

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PATH 548L (3 credits) Experimental Design & Considerations for Data Collection,Presentation,Analysis&Interpretation

(Runs Apr – June) This course will provide students with insight about study design, data collection, data presentation, data analysis, and data interpretation. Course Coordinator: Dr. Helene Cote

Course Objectives:
    • Design a study and an analysis plan
    • Identify sources of error, variability, and bias
    • Present data transparently and informatively
    • Perform simple statistical analyses using statistical software
    • Read the scientific literature critically
    • Know when and how to interact with a biostatistician

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