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Pathology, Faculty of Medicine

PATH_V: Pathology


  1. PATH_V 300 (6) Background to Medical Laboratory Science

    Hematology, histochemistry and selected areas of clinical chemistry and relevant fundamentals of human physiology.

  2. PATH_V 301 (4) Basic and Physical Biochemistry in Medical Laboratory Science

    Basic and physical biochemical sciences relevant to medical laboratory science. Emphasis on the application of basic science to relevant clinical disciplines and translational research.

  3. PATH_V 303 (4) Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Tissue Culture & Cytology

    Fundamentals of human genetics and molecular biology as they relate to studying and detecting disease in a population; tissue culture techniques to assess cell viabilities; cytomorphology principles in disease detection.

  4. PATH_V 304 (4) Normal Human Histology

    Human anatomy at the microscopic level; identification of normal human tissues by light microscopy; how specific tissue anatomy relates to function.

  5. PATH_V 305 (3) Modern Microscopy

    Theoretical and practical application of widely used microscopy techniques.

  6. PATH_V 306 (2) Safety for Medical Laboratory Scientists

    Workplace hazards of chemical, biological and ergonomic origin.

  7. PATH_V 327 (4) Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology and Parasitology

    Biological attributes, clinical features, pathogenesis and pathology, epidemiology, immunological reactions, laboratory diagnosis, principles of antimicrobial therapy and preventative measures of human microbial pathogens.

  8. PATH_V 375 (3) Introduction to Human Pathology

    Causes, natural history and pathophysiology of common disease processes. Prerequisite: 6 credits each first year BIOL and CHEM

  9. PATH_V 398 (3) Co-operative Work Placement I

    Approved and supervised technical work experience in either industrial, public, or academic laboratory for a minimum of 14 weeks. Normally taken in Winter Session of third year or Summer Session after third year. Technical report required. Restricted to students in the BMLSc Co-op Program. Prerequisite: Two terms in BMLSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  10. PATH_V 399 (3) Co-operative Work Placement II

    Approved and supervised technical work experience in either industrial, public, or academic laboratory for a minimum of 14 weeks. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Coop Program in BMLSc. Prerequisite: PATH 398. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  11. PATH_V 402 (4) Medical Laboratory Science: Hematology

    A theoretical and practical examination of those modern concepts of haematology which relate to the practice of medical laboratory science.

  12. PATH_V 404 (6) Diagnostic Histochemistry

    Theory and practice of common histochemical techniques; experimental design, data analysis and presentation.

  13. PATH_V 405 (3) Seminars in Current Topics

    Oral and written presentation and critical appraisal of scientific papers.

  14. PATH_V 406 (6) Clinical Chemistry

    Biochemistry tests in clinical medicine and the analytical chemistry techniques used to produce the results; pathophysiology of common clinical conditions.

  15. PATH_V 407 (3) Medical Laboratory Toxicology: Analytical, Clinical

    A theoretical and practical examination of analytical and pathophysiological aspects of clinical and forensic toxicology.

  16. PATH_V 408 (3) Research and Career Skills

    Overall operation of research laboratories including roles of personnel and funding; communication of scientific research; career skills and pathways; communication, collaboration, presentations and peer-assessment skills.

  17. PATH_V 415 (2) Immunopathology

    Innate and adaptive immunity and how these host defense mechanisms are involved in both health and illness.

  18. PATH_V 417 (3-6) Human Bacterial Infections

    Students acquire content relating to the virulence factors of the bacteria and the pathophysiology of the host while working through case scenarios on their own and in online groups. Students taking this course must be willing to engage in both self-directed and small-group learning.
    The credit value for this course will be determined in consultation with the student prior to the registration.

  19. PATH_V 427 (3) Basic Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

    This course provides the basic principles to prevent the spread of microorganisms pathogenic to humans. It may be taken towards a Certificate in Infection Control.

  20. PATH_V 437 (3) Viral Infections in Humans

    Interactions between viruses and humans; pathogenesis; prompt virological diagnosis; rationale for antiviral chemotherapy and prophylaxis. [3-0-0] Equivalency: MICB407

  21. PATH_V 438 (2-6) Medical Laboratory Science: Directed Studies

    Investigation of a specific topic in Medical Laboratory Science.
    The credit value for this course will be determined in consultation with the student prior to the registration.

  22. PATH_V 447 (3) Directed Studies

    An elective in clinical infection control, medical microbiology or molecular biology.

  23. PATH_V 448 (2) Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

    An elective course open to first-year medical students who spend at least three consecutive hours each week in one of the affiliated hospitals of the Department of Pathology, Vancouver Hospital, under the joint supervision of a Senior Resident in Pathology and the Professional Staff of the following Divisions: anatomical pathology, clinical biochemistry, hematology, pediatric pathology. Enrolment is limited.

  24. PATH_V 450 (0) Systemic Pathology

    A series of Pathology discussions in conjunction with various clinical departments designed to illustrate the role of Pathology in the diagnosis and management of various diseases. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  25. PATH_V 451 (3) Clerkship in Laboratory Medicine and Infection Prevention and Control

    May involve attendance at an approved institution and/or a project assigned by the instructor(s). Instructor permission required. Enrolment may be limited.

  26. PATH_V 452 (3) Clerkship in Anatomic Pathology

    An elective course open to third-year medical students, designed to familiarize the student with Anatomic Pathology, including Surgical Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, Autopsy Pathology and Cytology. This elective may involve attendance at one or more affiliated hospitals. Registration requires consent of the Department and enrolment may be limited.

  27. PATH_V 453 (0) Clinical Laboratory Hematology

    Correlative seminars based on haematology case studies relating clinical features to laboratory investigations. Equivalency: MEDI452 (1970W) This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  28. PATH_V 457 (3) Clinical Laboratory Microbiology

    Selected clinical laboratory exercises plus seminars to illustrate the diagnosis and management of patients with microbial infections. Elective course limited to third- and fourth-year medical students. Prerequisite: Departmental approval required.

  29. PATH_V 467 (3) Basic Microbiology for Infection Control

    The identification, clinical significance, and transmission of pathogenic organisms are presented. This course is available by correspondence or webCT. It may be taken towards fulfillment of the Certificate in Infection Control.

  30. PATH_V 477 (3) Basic Epidemiology for Infection Control

    Epidemiology, study, design and analysis, and outbreak investigation as it applies to institutional infection control. Equivalency: SPPH 401

  31. PATH_V 498 (3) Co-operative Work Placement III

    Approved and supervised technical work experience in either industrial, public, or academic laboratory for a minimum of 14 weeks. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Coop Program in BMLSc. Prerequisite: PATH 399. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  32. PATH_V 499 (3) Co-operative Work Placement III

    Approved and supervised technical work experience in either industrial, public, or academic laboratory for a minimum of 14 weeks. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Coop Program in BMLSc. Prerequisite: PATH 498. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  33. PATH_V 501 (2) Foundations of Human Histopathology

    Microscopic anatomy of human tissues and organs in health and disease. Principles of histological analysis and applications in pathology. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  34. PATH_V 502 (2) Current Topics in Pathology Research

    General principles of etiology, pathogenesis, disordered physiology, and anatomic pathology of common disease processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  35. PATH_V 518 (2-4) Pulmonary Pathophysiology

    A review of current topics in pulmonary pathophysiology at an advanced level suitable for graduate students majoring in pathology, medicine, surgery or anesthesiology. Topics will include lung anatomy, ventilation, blood flow, gas and fluid exchange. Prerequisite: [PHYL301, PHYL303, PHYL400]
    The credit value for this course will be determined in consultation with the student prior to the registration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  36. PATH_V 521 (3) Introduction to the Pathogenesis of Human Disease

    Current medical research; cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  37. PATH_V 523 (3) Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    Classification, structure and mode of action of antimicrobial agents. In-depth comparison of factors affecting the activity of antimicrobials in vivo and in vitro. Prerequisite: [MICB200, PATH427] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  38. PATH_V 527 (2-4) Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology and Parasitology

    All groups of microorganisms pathogenic for humans. Clinical features, pathogenesis and pathology, epidemiology, properties of the agents, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, therapy, preventative measures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  39. PATH_V 530 (3) Nutrition and Metabolic Aspects of Human Disease

    Molecular effects of changes in nutrient status and metabolism on health. Prerequisite: Restricted to students registered in the Pathology Graduate Program or instructor approval required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  40. PATH_V 531 (3) Molecular and Cell Biology of Cancer

    This course focuses on molecular and cell biology of cancer and consists of a series of lectures/reviews combined with discussions and presentations by students on the topics selected by the instructors. Emphasis will be on students' presentations and discussion. [3-0] Prerequisite: MEDG 421 is recommended. Course coordinator approval is required. Equivalency: MEDG521 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  41. PATH_V 535 (2) Seminar

    Attendance required of all M.Sc. candidates in the Department. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  42. PATH_V 547 (3) Techniques in Molecular Biology and Experimental Pathology

    Nucleic acid purification and characterization; restriction enzyme digests; northern and southern blotting; cloning; DNA sequencing; polymerase chain reaction technology; electron microscopy; fluorescein-activated cell sorting. [0-6] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  43. PATH_V 548 (1-12) Directed Studies

    The credit value for this course will be determined in consultation with the student prior to the registration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  44. PATH_V 549 (18) M.Sc. Thesis

    Honours/Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  45. PATH_V 570 (3) Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

    Pathogenesis, abnormal physiology, and therapeutic approaches in heart disease including cardiac arrhythmia, heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertension, atherosclerosis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  46. PATH_V 582 (3) Toxicology III: Environmental Toxicology

    Toxicology and risk assessment of air, water and soil pollutants; food additives; animal and plant toxins; pesticides; heavy metals; solvents. [3-0-0] Equivalency: PHAR582 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  47. PATH_V 583 (3-4) Toxicology IV: Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicology

    Activation versus detoxification by cytochromes P-450; the role of the Ah receptor; reactive oxygen species; heavy metals; apoptosis. [3-0-0] Equivalency: PHAR583 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  48. PATH_V 635 (2) Seminar

    Attendance required for all Ph.D. candidates in the department. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  49. PATH_V 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  50. PATH_V 700 (0) Pathology Conference

    Review and analysis of current cases. Diagnostic and pathogenic significance of findings are assessed. One hour weekly. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  51. PATH_V 701 (0) Surgical Pathology

    Five days per week, one-hour review of current diagnostic biopsy problems. Diagnostic and therapeutic implications are discussed. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  52. PATH_V 702 (0) Hematologic Pathology

    Lectures and seminars on the pathology of hematological diseases. Two hours weekly. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  53. PATH_V 703 (0) Histochemical Pathology

    A series of lectures and seminars to show current applications of histochemical techniques to contemporary pathological diagnosis. One hour weekly per quarter. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  54. PATH_V 704 (0) Hematologic Pathology

    Analysis of pathology of bone marrow aspirates; taken in one half or whole year. One and one-half hours weekly. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  55. PATH_V 705 (0) Clinical Chemistry

    A series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and laboratory tuition to demonstrate the use of chemical analysis in clinical medicine. Two hours weekly. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  56. PATH_V 706 (0) Neuropathology

    Sectioning of necropsy material with clinicopathological correlation. One hour weekly. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  57. PATH_V 707 (0) Neuropathology, Clinical Correlation

    Pathology of central nervous system disease demonstrated to clinical staff, stressing correlation with clinical diseases. Two hours weekly. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  58. PATH_V 708 (0) Dermatopathology

    Clinicopathological correlation of dermal lesions. Discussion of pathogenesis, clinical course, and prognostic implications. One hour weekly. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  59. PATH_V 709 (0) Renal Biopsy Rounds

    Weekly correlation between clinical status and pathological findings in several patients. Equivalency: MEDI711 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  60. PATH_V 710 (0) Hepatic and Gastrointestinal Pathology

    Clinicopathologial correlation of hepatic and gastrointestinal biopsy material with discussions of pathogenesis, etiology, and therapeutic implications. Alternate weeks, one hour. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  61. PATH_V 711 (0) Cytology

    Daily review of cytopathology. Analysis of cervical and sputum smears and pleural, gastric, and bronchial aspirates with discussion of significance to patients, taken in one quater of year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  62. PATH_V 712 (0) Perinatal Mortality Conference

    Discussion of perinatal mortality cases for the month, with review of clinical and laboratory findings, management, and pathology findings by pediatric, obstetrical, and pathology teaching staff. Methods of possible prevention of fetal or neonatal death are discussed and recommended as hypothetical reasons for preventability, where appropriate. Two hours monthly. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  63. PATH_V 713 (0) Seminars in Biochemical Pediatrics

    A series of discussions on clinical problems which are chosen to illustrate the biochemical basis for the practice of pediatrics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  64. PATH_V 714 (0) Pediatric Pathology

    Demonstration and dissection of congenital heart lesions; correlation of cardiological and pathological data. One hour weekly. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  65. PATH_V 720 (0) Microbiological Diagnosis

    Conduct of bacterial, fungal, parasitological, and viral laboratory tests relevant to the microbiological examination of patients. For medical residents. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  66. PATH_V 721 (0) Microbiological Research

    Conduct of research on some aspect of clinical or basic microbiology. For medical residents. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  67. PATH_V 722 (0) Microbial Infections

    Review in depth of syndromes caused by common human pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses, including principles of current laboratory diagnostic procedures and the rational use of antibiotics and prophylactic agents. For medical residents. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  68. PATH_V 725 (0) Histopathology of Infectious Diseases

    Gross and microscopic changes associated with infections, and the pathophysiology involved in their development. The course includes seminars based on histological specimens. For residents in Medical Microbiology, General and Anatomical Pathology, and Infectious Diseases. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  69. PATH_V 730 (0) Clinical Nuclear Medicine

    See RADI 710. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  70. PATH_V 731 (0) Progress in Nuclear Medicine

    See RADI 711. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  71. PATH_V 732 (0) Clinical Investigation/Research

    See RADI 712. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  72. PATH_V 733 (0) Quality Correlation in Nuclear Medicine

    See RADI 713. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.


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