Object: Anatomic Pathology is the scientific field that is engaged with the knowledge and understanding of:
Pathology is the bridge between basic science and clinical medicine and fundamental to the pursuit of modern medical practice, contributing significantly to diagnosis, choice of treatment, and determination of patient prognosis.
At the undergraduate level, Pathology is taught throughout the third year (2 semesters) divided into: a) GENERAL ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY (basic principles of diseases and mechanisms of tissue reactions to injury), and b) SYSTEMIC ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY (specific tissue reactions and diseases of the different organs and systems of human body).
Content of F semester: Neoplastic and non neoplastic diseases of the following systems or organs: Gastrointestinal tract – Liver - Pancreas / Urinary System / Female Genital System / Male Genital System / Thyroid / Skin / Musculoskeletal System / Nervous System / Lymphoid Tissue.
Teaching methods and outcomes: The teaching methods include:
Students who wish to continue their study of pathology can attend the daily diagnostic services of Anatomic Pathology (surgical pathology, cytopathology and molecular diagnostics) in the Pathology-Cytology Lab of the University Hospital, the clinical-pathology conferences, and the training program of the residents in Pathology and Cytology.
Outcomes include the acquisition of the necessary knowledge by the students that will permit them to better understand later in their studies the clinical courses of surgical and internal medicine specialties, as well as to comprehend the basic clearly identifiable histological lesions and their correlation with other clinical & laboratory findings.
Hours of training per student: 127