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Title Pathology
Course number 3109
Programme 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 3.0
Notes Suitable for doctoral students without medical education at university level.

Date 2024-05-06 -- 2024-05-20
Responsible KI department Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The aim of the course is to enable doctoral students lacking basic higher education knowledge in medicine to understand basic pathological events, such as tissue injury, repair and inflammation and their relation to the development of diseases, and how these alterations are coupled to the microstructure of pathological tissues.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the student should 1) understand the mechanisms behind basic pathological events; 2) be able to identify selected pathological tissues at light microscopical level and describe the components/cells and their functions; 3) be able to search for and combine information regarding a selected group of diseases, followed by an oral presentation and discussion.
Contents of the course The course is divided into two parts. One part illustrates cell injury, adaptation, tissue repair, inflammation, cancer development and classification. Methods in molecular pathology are discussed. During the other part of the course a selected group of diseases are studied both during digital microscopy practices and as a written and an oral presentation. How basic pathological responses to inflammation or injury might be the first steps on a multi-step path to malignancy is also discussed.
Teaching and learning activities This is a full time course with lectures, demonstrations, microscopy exercises and a project work.
Compulsory elements Demonstration/microscopy, pathology ""tour"" and project work are compulsory. Absence is compensated with a written report.
Examination Written examination and project work.
Literature and other teaching material
Number of students 8 - 25
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant’s doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information This course primarily adopts an online format. The course curriculum includes a blend of pre-recorded video materials and live Zoom lectures scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. These sessions will feature guest lecturers who bring their expertise to enrich your learning experience. One unique aspect of this course is the opportunity to explore human tissue sections through a digital microscope. This hands-on experience allows you to delve into the intricacies of pathology, and you'll have the chance to engage in discussions with experienced pathologists to deepen your understanding. If possible, with the help of a guided tour, students can gain insight into the operation of the Pathology department and the processing of materials. As part of your coursework, you will collaborate with your peers on a group project. This project involves completing a specific task, which will culminate in the creation of a short report and a presentation. On the last day of the course, the students should demonstrate their acquired knowledge through a written test conducted via Inspera.
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Course responsible Timea Szekerczes
Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin
Contact person Timea Szekerczes
Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin