M60 665

Course Master(s)
Erika C. Crouch, Ph.D., M.D.

Course Description

Instructor: Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D., 454-8462
This course provides a comprehensive survey of the biology and morphology of human disease through a combination of lectures and laboratory/case study sessions. The year begins with a review of basic disease mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level. Subsequently, the pathogenesis and characteristics of important diseases involving each organ system of the body are presented. Considerable emphasis is placed on learning the “language” of human disease. During the year, students become familiar with the methods of contemporary pathologic analysis. They also learn how the results of pathologic studies are used in the clinical setting to establish diagnoses, to assess prognosis and response to therapy, and to evaluate the quality of patient care.