Topics In Pathogenesis

Course Number: 
Graduate Education
Quarter Hours: 
3-4 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
Mechanisms and concepts of pathogenesis will be illustrated through in-depth study of selected human diseases involving processes of neoplasia, inflammation, metabolic dysfunction, viral infection immune-dysfunction and auto-immunity. Faculty lectures will provide an overview and conceptual framework. In a series of complementary conference/seminars, centered around each disease, data from the fields of medical genetics, epidemiology, microbiology, and cellular or molecular pathology will be integrated and subjected to critical analysis. When relevant, experimental animal models will also be introduced. Students will participate actively in the conference/seminars and prepare essays based upon readings of original research papers or current literature reviews.