Human Pathology

Credits: 4 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Sites: HMS
Director(s): Richard Mitchell, Robert Padera
Prerequisites: General courses in Biology, Biochem & Physics; previous or concomitant courses in gross anatomy, molecular bio & immunology strongly recommended.
Offered: Fall.
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: The course provides an introduction to the organization, structure and function of normal cells and tissues (functional histology); the pathologic principles of cellular injury, inflammation, circulatory disorders and atherosclerosis, immunologic injury, infection, degenerative disease, neoplasia and environmental injury (pathology and the pathologic basis of disease); and the modern practice of pathology and pathologic research. Lectures, conferences, laboratory exercises and autopsy case studies are included. (Microscope required) Permission of instructor required for non HST students.