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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • HST.035 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Principle and Practice of Human Pathology 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Health Sciences and Technology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Kamran Badizadegan
    Prof. Gary Tearney

    Guest Lecturers:
    Prof. Jon Aster
    Prof. Frederick Bieber
    Prof. Carlo Brugnara
    Prof. Robert B. Colvin
    Prof. Christopher Crum
    Prof. Douglas Dockery
    Prof. Mel Feany 
  • Course Introduction:

  • HST.035 Principle and Practice of Human Pathology

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    In addition to a detailed bibliography of readings, this course features a number of downloadable lecture notes and comprehensive descriptions of the minicases and labs portion of the course. 

    Course Description

    This course provides a comprehensive overview of human pathology with emphasis on mechanisms of disease and diagnostic medicine. Topics include:
    • Cellular Mechanisms of Disease
    • Molecular Pathology
    • Pathology of Major Organ Systems
    • Review of Diagnostic Tools from Traditional Surgical Pathology to Diagnostic Spectroscopy
    • Functional and Molecular Imaging
    • Molecular Diagnostics

    In addition to lectures, one of the two weekly sessions includes a 2-3 hour laboratory component. Periodically, time will also be devoted to minicases.


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