Department of Pathological Sciences

I.      MORBID ANATOMY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY UNIT

OBJECTIVES

The general objectives of the course in Pathology is to provide students with an adequate knowledge of the pathologic basis for the abnormal function in disease. Specifically, at the end of the course, the student should have acquired enough knowledge, attitude and skills to enable him/her to:

  1. Describe the basic pathologic processes of inflammation, repairs, circulatory disturbances, etc, including their effects on the tissues;
  2. Describe the pathology of common diseases and describe the underlying disorders in other diseases;
  3. Describe the relative frequency and modes of spread of malignant diseases;
  4. Recognise organs and the more common lesions involving them and describe the pathogenesis of the lesions;
  5. Describe the microscopic appearances of common conditions; and
  6. Be able to perform an autopsy, record the findings in a systematic fashion and draw reasonable conclusions.

II.    MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY UNIT 

III.  CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY UNIT 

IV.   HAEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION UNIT