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Required Courses

HUBIO 547/557/566 Pathology II A, B, C
Course Director: Norwood
Prerequisite: 2nd year medical student
Quarters Offered: AWSp
Credits: 10 (5, 2, 3)
Patterns of cell and tissue response to injury. Mechanisms of cell injury, the inflammatory process, immunology, immunopathology, thrombosis, normal and abnormal growth, neoplasia, and clinicopathological correlation.  A multidisciplinary approach to some diseases which effect more than one organ system including cardiovascular, renal and respiratory and covers molecular changes in response to environmental exposure to pollution, radiation and physical activity.

Elective Courses

PATH521 - Anatomy and Autopsy
Course Director: Fligner
Prerequisite: 1st/2nd year medical student
Quarters Offered: WSp 2nd year only: A
Credits: 1
Students will view an autopsy, and learn how autopsy can help diagnose disease, determine cause of death, and improve patient care. Requirements include attendance at an orientation session, an autopsy, and a Clinical-Autopsy conference. Participants must be free at least one morning per week (M-F), in order to attend an autopsy at UWMC.
PATH560 - Molecular Analysis of Human Disease
Course Director: Varies
Prerequisite: medical, graduate, or professional standing and permission of instructor
Quarters Offered: AWSp
Credits: *, max 10
Review and discussion of contemporary research on molecular basis of human disease. Focus on mutational mechanisms, genetic instability, AIDS, and cancer. Students participate in weekly group discussion and work with faculty to select, develop, and present discussion topic.
PATH562 - P-Cardiovascular Pathology Conference
Course Director: Reichenbach, Laflamme
Prerequisite: HUBIO540 and permission of the instructor.
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits:
Course consists of two parts: a laboratory review of gross and microscopic cardiovascular pathology of selected autopsy cases followed by a combined clinical (medical and/or surgical) and pathology conference discussing these cases.
PATH667 - P-Renal Pathology Laboratory
Course Director: Alpers
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 6
Read current literature, participate in daily diagnostic review and sign out of clinical renal biopsies, renal biopsies, and read standard texts prior to a weekly topic-oriented conference. Exposure to morphologic techniques employed in clinical and research renal pathology laboratories and electron micrcoscopy will be arranged on an individual basis. All students earn 1 credit for one-hour seminar per week. May be taken concurrently with MED 693.
PATH677 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - Neuropathology - Harborview Medical Center
Course Director: Gonzalez-Cuyar
Prerequisite: HuBio series (required); 3rd or 4th year student standing
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
Participation in dissection and study of neuropathology cases.  Student will work up cases under senior staff including dissection, microscopic examination and literature review.  Attendance at neuropathology conferences and seminars is expected.
PATH678 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - Alaska Medical Examiner's Office, Anchorage
Course Director: Raven
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year student standing
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
Medical student participation in dissection and study of autopsy and surgical pathology cases. Cases worked up under senior staff, including dissection, microscopic examination, and literature review. Attendance at pathology conferences and seminars expected.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR NON-UW VISITING STUDENTS.
PATH680 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - University of Washington
Course Director: Westerhoff
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year student standing
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
Medical student participation in dissection and study of autopsy and surgical pathology cases. Cases worked up under senior staff, including dissection, microscopic examination, and literature review. Attendance at pathology conferences and seminars expected.
PATH681 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - Harborview Medical Center
Course Director: Tretiakova
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year student standing
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
The student clerk will participate in the daily work of the pathology resident, with resident and attending pathologist supervision.  Activities include diagnostic surgical pathology with emphasis on genitourinary and neuropathology, including gross and microscopic examination of biopsies and surgical resection specimens, and preparation of final diagnostic reports, cytopathology, including examination of prepared slides from fine-needle aspirations and tissue touch preparations, and exfoliative specimens including Pap tests and body cavity fluid, preparation of final diagnostic reports, and clinical-pathologic correlation conferences with patient-care physicians.  A highlight of this rotation is an emphasis on genitourinary pathology and cytopathology and integrating the knowledge of patient problems, clinical-pathological findings and potential translational research studies to better understand disease processes and treatment.  Student schedule: 0800-1700h, Mon-Fri, except holidays. No on-call responsibility.
PATH682 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Course Director: Virgin
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year student standing
Quarters Offered: AWSp
Credits: *, max 24
The Anatomic Pathology Service provides diagnostic care for patients who have a wide range of medical disorders. It uses various methods (e.g., gross observations, light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy) to examine specimens removed from living and deceased patients, then integrates the results of examinations with the knowledge of patient problems and basic human biology to better understand disease processes. Students on this rotation are exposed to all facets of our diagnostic methods, and are expected, in conjunction with a staff pathologist, to take some responsibility for the conduct of several autopsy examinations, if available.
PATH683 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - King County Medical Examiner's Office
Course Director: Williams
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year student standing
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has the responsibility for the investigation and certification of all sudden and unexpected deaths and deaths due to injury which occur in King County. The office is located at Harborview Medical Center and includes four forensic pathologists, a fellow in forensic pathology, a forensic anthropologist, and a staff of trained medical investigators, autopsy and pathology assistants, and administrative support personnel.
PATH687 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - Seattle Children's Hospital
Course Director: Patterson
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year student standing with permission of instructor
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
The pediatric pathology clerkship at SCH is expressly intended for students seriously interested in a career in pediatrics, or pediatric pathology. Students have the opportunity to study a variety of pediatric diseases. Students may also use this time to initiate a clinical research project. There is ample time to attend departmental and hospital conferences.
PATH688 - P-Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship - Madigan Army Medical Center
Course Director: Andrews
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year student standing
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
The clerkship is to provide an introduction to the practice of pathology in a general hospital. The standard rotation places the clerk with residents in surgical and possibly autopsy pathology. The clerk first observes and then takes part in the actual examination, description, dissection, and diagnosis of surgical tissues. If available during the clerkship, the clerk should complete at least one full autopsy under supervision. Full attendance at all academic conferences, slide conferences, clinical pathology conferences, and other departmental teaching conferences is expected. Clerks present surgical specimen findings, prepare for conferences, and will be called upon to give opinions and participate in all discussions. Reading and an inquisitive nature are required to maximize the value of the rotation. All of this is accomplished in a cordial atmosphere with hands-on guidance. Most clerks will spend 3-5 days on Clinical Pathology to provide exposure to other areas of Pathology, such as hematology, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry and microbiology. The length of the rotation may be altered.
PATH697 - P-Pathology Special Electives
Course Director: Varies
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
By specific arrangement, students can have clerkships, externships, or research opportunities at institutions other than the University of Washington. Students who wish to elect this course should obtain Special Assignment forms from the Dean's office at least one month before advance registration.
PATH699 - P-Pathology Special Electives-WWAMI ONLY
Course Director: Varies
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Quarters Offered: AWSpS
Credits: *, max 24
By specific arrangement, students can have clerkships, externships, or research opportunities at institutions other than the University of Washington but within the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana or Idaho (WWAMI) region. Students who wish to elect this course should obtain Special Assignment forms from the Dean's office at least one month before advance registration.