Human Pathology OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Diagnostic Medicine Course by MIT

Published Jan 21, 2009

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The objective of the 'Principle and Practice of Human Pathology' OpenCourseWare from MIT is to enhance students understanding of the causes, processes, and development of human diseases. It also investigates current methods for diagnosis. Students interested in biology, engineering, bioinformatics or completing health science-related degree programs, such as the Master of Health Science and Technology degree will find the contents of this graduate-level course beneficial.

Principle and Practice of Human Pathology: Course Specifics

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Principle and Practice of Human Pathology: Course Description

'Principle and Practice of Human Pathology' is an introductory course on human pathology. Professor Kamran Badizadegan and Professor Gary Tearney, instructors in the MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology, explore human diseases as well as the latest information on diagnosis methods. The course consists of lectures on a wide range of topics, including the immune system, tissue engineering, organ development and an introduction to organ systems pathology. The opening lecture commences with an overview of human pathology, and studies the terms such as 'pathology', 'pathologist' and 'disease.' In addition, this initial lecture lays a solid foundation for the remainder of the course by examining the models for disease and diagnostic pathology. Subsequent lectures focus on developing students' understanding of a variety of subjects, including infectious diseases, molecular diagnostics, organ pathology and the link between diet and disease.

The materials for the OpenCourseWare include lecture notes and assignments that are available in downloadable PDF files. There is also a reading list, links to other related sources and a complete description of the laboratory sessions. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the principle and practice of human pathology course page.

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