Courses Catalogue

Pathology

COURSE CODE: PAT 3114
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

1.1.General principles of pathology (20 hrs)

1.    Introduction to pathology

2.    Cellular adaptations

3.    Cellular basis of disease and mechanisms of injury

4.    Cell death

5.    Intracellular accumulations and cell aging

6.    Inflammation:

a)    The process of inflammation

b)    Healing and repair

c)    Healing and repair involving different tissues in the body 

7.    Haemo-dynamic disorders: Thrombosis and shock; leukaemia, anaemias, etc.

8.    Pathology of the following disorders:

9.    Neoplasia

10. Genetic

11. Body fluid

12. Endocrine

13. Neurological 

14. Cardiovascular

15. Respiratory

16. Nutritional

17. Metabolic 

18. Communicable diseases

1.2.Pathology of infections (20 hrs)

1.    Tuberculosis

2.    Schistosomiasis

3.    Malaria

4.    Amoebiasis

5.    Fungal infections

6.    Amyloidosis 

7.    Trypanosomiasis 

8.    Leishmaniasis 

9.    Pneumocystis

10. Onchocerciasis 

11. Meningitis  

12. Head trauma

1.3.Pathology of tumours (20 hrs)

1.    Burkitts Lymphoma and other lymphomas

2.    Kaposi’s Sarcoma

3.    Leiomyomas

4.    Carcinoma of the cervix

5.    Breast cancer

6.    Molar pregnancy

7.    Choriocarcinoma

8.    Cancer of prostate and benign prostatic hyperplasia

9.    Cancer of the penis

10. Liver Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma

11. Cancer of the oesophagus  and cancer of the stomach

12. Colorectal carcinoma

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

The methods to be used in administering this course shall include: 

1.    Theory type lecture presentations

2.    Interactive tutorials including student presentation

3.    Problem based learning (PBL) sessions and particular study sessions in the laboratory and in the field.  

4.    Practicals include:  museum specimen and slide teaching and demonstration 

5.    Clinico-pathological conferences (CPCs)

6.    Joint sessions with clinicians (surgery and medical) with histopathologists 7. Tailored teaching

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1.    Whiteboard and Markers

2.    Flip Charts

3.    LCD Projectors

4.    CDs, DVDs, and Tapes

5.    Classrooms

6.    Pathological and dissecting instruments

7.    Autopsy 

8.    Surgical

9.    Pott