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Pathology

AIM

The aim of the course is the provision of basic pathology knowledge with emphasis on the field of General Anatomic Pathology and the grasp of the basic models of histologic alteration in human, as well as the histologic changes of benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck and systemic diseases.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE

Cell structure in physiologic and pathologic conditions – Principles of cytology, Tissue degeneration, necrosis-apoptosis, Inflammation-Repair process, Aberrations of cell growth and differentiation, Principles of carcinogenesis, Nomenclature and classification of neoplasms, patterns of spread, defensive mechanisms against neoplasms, histologic prognostic factors, Immunogic diseases-AIDS, Multisystem diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, amyloidosis, diabetes), Environmental diseases, Genetic diseases, nutritional disorders, Blood circulation disorders, Neoplasms of the oral cavity, head and neck, tissue processing techniques, Macroscopic and microscopic observation of the aforementioned pathologic conditions. 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars. 
  • Laboratory exercise.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION 

  • Attendance of 60% of Lectures.
  • Successful completion of 80% of laboratory exercises.