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140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Completion of core clerkships. Third or Fourth year standing.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

Pathology 140.02 provides an elective opportunity for students to explore Pathology outside the traditional Pathology elective format. Rotations in off-campus hospitals within the UC system or at another institutions fit into this category. Students will learn diagnostic pathology skills pertinent to their field of interest in general or sub-specialty fields of Anatomic Pathology.

150.03  Surgical & Autopsy Pathology  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Ramachandran       Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty member in charge of students research project and approval of Dr. Raga Ramachandran elective director.

Restrictions: Completion of 3rd year clerkships.       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Under supervision, students will complete one autopsy and work-up surgical/cytology specimens. Student-oriented seminars will address subspecialties (e.g., dermatopath, neuropath, renal pathology) and basic science research in pathology. The rotation may be tailored to the special interests of particular students.

150.05  Research in Pathology  (2 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Ramachandran       Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty member in charge of students research project and approval of Raga Ramachandran director.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Independent Study, Student - Independent Study

Student continue previously initiated research projects under the guidance of faculty members.

170.01  Introduction to Pathology  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): R. Ramachandran       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth and in-person introduction to the field of pathology. A speaker series featuring pathologists from many subspecialties and all stages of training, students will learn the roles, duties, and unique opportunities offered by careers in pathology. Expect to come away with a new understanding of “The Doctor’s Doctor.”

198  Supervised Study  (2.5 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Field Work, Independent Study, Laboratory, Project, Web-based course work

Pathology 198 allows MS4s to design and pursue in-depth study or a project with faculty supervision within a specific area of interest in pathology. It reinforces self-directed study, an important component of the lifelong learning expected from a physician. Please see http://meded.ucsf.edu/mse/supervised-study-approval-form for additional background information, including the types of projects that are suitable for this course.

235  General Pathology  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): T. Jaramillo       Prerequisite(s): Substantive courses in biochemistry, physiology, histology, microbiology (first quarter, concurrent) or an introduction to immunology

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

Didactic course will provide a thorough understanding of anatomic pathology and common diseases of selected organ systems. The course will cover general principles of pathology underlying the mechanisms of disease, including cell injury and cellular adaptations, acute and chronic inflammation, healing and tissue repair, fluid and hemodynamic derangements, immunopathology, environmental pathology, neoplasia and viral pathogenesis/carcinogenesis, as well as disorders of specific organ systems.