ME:300.713 :: Pathology for Grad Students:

Basic Mechanisms of Disease

Course Description

Offered: First Quarter, Second Year
Instructors: Faculty from the Department of Pathology

The course will concentrate on the basic mechanisms of tissue injury and disease both at the molecular level and as they are manifested in human tissues. Normal tissue histology and function will be discussed in relation to organ systems as a basis for the understanding of disease mechanisms. This course on basic pathogenic mechanisms will prepare students for more advanced topics on organ specific diseases that can be taken individually or in succession. The advanced blocks will be organized under 3 themes: 1) Neoplasia, 2) Immunopathology, and 3) Neuropathology.


  • Blackboard Lectures
  • SOM resources

Course Assignments

  • Group Discussions
  • Microscope Sessions
  • Clinical Correlation Sessions

Course Evaluation

  • Exams
  • Quizzes


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, August-September.

All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education ( or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.


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