Critical Models Of Infectious Diseases: Pathology & Laboratory Diagnosis

Course Number: 
Graduate Education
Quarter Hours: 
4 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
Through a series of lectures, case presentations and laboratory demonstrations by staff, the student will examine a series of 35-40 specific infectious diseases with an emphasis on the pathology of the disorders and the molecular pathologic techniques useful in their diagnosis. Each specific infection will be studied by examining its 1.) clinical and epidemiologic features, 2.) “classical” gross and microscopic morphology, 3.) molecular pathology, 4.) and, if applicable, animal models. Recent changes in the organism will be discussed as they effect the pathologic features. Comparison with closely related diseases will emphasize the differential diagnostic features. Case oriented discussions by students will include examination of gross and microscopic pathology materials.