Basic Pathology Course

Course Description:

This course is designed for first year pathology residents. It aims in explaining how to handle different surgical pathology specimens and few lectures on how to approach certain pathological entities.

Course Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Histology Laboratory from A-Z

3. Terminology in Surgical Pathology

4. Head and Neck Pathology

5. How to use the Microscope

6. Specimen Processing Including Types of Fixatives.

7. Surgical Pathology Report

8. Consultation Report

9. Operation Room Consultation

10. Special Stains and Pigments

11. Immunohistochemistry

12. Molecular Studies

13. Flowcytometry

14. Introduction to Normal Histology, Anatomy and Grossing

15. Normal Histology: Epithelium and Connective Tissue

16. Normal Histology: Breast, Lymph Nodes, Gastrointestinal Tract and Thyroid

17. Normal Histology: Ovary, Uterus and Testis

18. Normal Histology: Kidney and Urogenital Tract

19. Normal Histology: Cervix, Lung, Bladder and Skin

20. Normal Histology: Bone, Muscle, Pancreas and Liver

21. Professional Development

22. Grossing: Breast and Sentinel Lymph Node

23. Approach to Breast Pathology

24. Grossing: Uterus, Cervix and Ovaries

25. Approach to Cervical and Endometrial Biopsies and Ovarian Tumors

26. Approach to Skin Pathology

27. Approach to Lymph Node Pathology

28. Grossing: Skin Biopsies and Skin Margins for Malignancies

29. Grossing: Esophagus and Stomach

30. Grossing: Colon (Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Conditions)

31. Grossing: Whipple's Procedure

32. Grossing: Liver (Explanted Liver and Lobectomy Specimens)

33. Grossing: Lung

34. Approach to Pulmonary Pathology

35. Approach to Medical Renal Biopsies

36. The Role of Immunofluorescence in Kidney and Skin Diseases

37. Approach to Gastrointestinal Biopsies

38. Grossing: Testis and Prostate

39. Approach to Testicular and Prostatic Biopsies

40. Grossing: Kidney and Urinary Bladder

41. Approach to Kidney and Bladder Pathology

42. Grossing: Limb for Soft Tissue and Bone Tumors

43. Approach to Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

44. Laboratory Accreditation

45. Laboratory Safety

46. Quality Control and Quality Assurance

47. Laboratory Management

48. Pathology Informatics

49. Digital Pathology

50. Introduction to Electron Microscopy

51. TEM and SEM Electron Microscopes

52. Importance of EM in Diagnosing Certain Diseases


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Atkins KA, Kong CS. Practical Breast Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach. Elsevier Saunders; 2013. Philadelphia, PA.