University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Object: Anatomic Pathology is the scientific field that is engaged with the knowledge and understanding of:

  • the functional and structural alterations of the diseases from the cellular level until their clinical manifestations,
  • the cause of the diseases with final goal their treatment and prevention, and
  • the pathogenesis of diseases, namely their underlying molecular mechanisms.

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 Ε semester: Introduction to General and Systemic Pathology / Cellular injury and adaptation / Depositions of endogenous and exogenous substances / Hemodynamic disorders / Inflammation / Repair & Healing / Immunology / Hypersensitivity / Systemic autoimmune diseases / Disorders of cellular growth & differentiation / Neoplasia / Carcinogenesis / The Circulatory System / The Respiratory System / The Breast.

Teaching methods and outcomes: The teaching methods include:

  • Theoretical lectures, and
  • Laboratory exercises in small groups of students by demonstrating macroscopic surgical specimens and by microscopic teaching of selected cases from various human diseases with emphasis into the diagnostic approach.

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

Semester: 5th