Courses of Instruction

Pathology (PATH)

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

PATH 500ab Basic and Applied Systemic Pathology (3-2, Irregular) Clinical, gross, and microscopic study of basic disease processes. Pathophysiology of major organ systems; etiology, pathogenesis and histopathology of important diseases; oral manifestations, clinical recognition.

PATH 531 Cell Biology (4) (Enroll in INTD 531)

PATH 550 Introduction to Pathology (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 550)

PATH 551 Pathobiology of Disease (4) (Enroll in INTD 551)

PATH 552ab Methods in Experimental Pathology (a: 3, Fa; b: 2, Sp) Includes advanced techniques in: a: cell biology and protein chemistry; b: DNA analysis. The course is a practical approach to acquaint graduate students with current methodologies and applications used in biomedical research.

PATH 555 Biochemical and Molecular Bases of Disease (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 555)

PATH 561 Molecular Genetics (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 561)

PATH 570abcd Seminar in Pathology (1-1-1-1, FaSp) Recent advances in the understanding of diseased cells and tissues are reported and discussed using standard seminars, as well as autopsy organ reviews.

PATH 571 Biochemistry (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 571)

PATH 572 Systems Physiology and Disease I (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 572)

PATH 573 Systems Physiology and Disease II (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 573)

PATH 575 Frontiers of Pathology (2, max 8, Sp) Weekly research lectures by leading investigators in the field of homeostatic response to injury such as cell death, inflammation, fibrosis and regeneration.

PATH 580 Cell Cycle Regulation (2, Sp) The course will focus on recent advances in cell cycle research and discuss its potential significance for human development and health care. Prerequisite: biochemistry and cell biology.

PATH 581 Essentials of Animal Experimentation (1, Fa) A course providing basic information on the issues and responsibilities of investigators using animals in biomedical research. Recommended preparation: graduate standing.

PATH 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

PATH 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.

PATH 599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSp)

PATH 620 Neuropathology (2, max 8, Sp) Diseases of the nervous system with special emphasis on disease processes exclusive to that organ system. Prerequisite: INTD 550; corequisite: INTD 551.

PATH 625 Comparative Pathology (2, Fa) Unifying concept of diseases common to animals and man. Similarities and differences of diseases affecting certain organ systems of animals as compared to man. Prerequisite: INTD 550; corequisite: INTD 551.

PATH 630 Viral Oncology (2, Sp) Broad aspects of RNA and DNA viral oncology from epidemiology to molecular genetics. Prerequisite: INTD 550; corequisite: INTD 551.

PATH 650 Stem Cell Biology and Medicine (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 650)

PATH 790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/‌NC.

PATH 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.