Department of Pathology

Under the tutelage of experienced physicians, specialty board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, the department’s mission is to transition students from the basic sciences learned in their first year into young doctors that can understand the mechanisms and manifestations of disease in a given patient, make a prompt and accurate diagnosis, and understand the pathophysiologic alterations that are targeted for treatment. Three quarters are taught throughout the second year. We begin with general pathology in the fall quarter and move into specific organ systems later in the year. Teaching is primarily lecture based with comprehensive coverage of full spectrum of afflictions affecting patients. Emphasis is placed on early clinical recognition from patient history and presenting signs and symptoms, as well as the selection of the appropriate laboratory and ancillary studies needed to make a definitive diagnosis. Rationale for surgical, pharmacologic, and other medical interventions is presented. Liberal use of case studies in lectures and case-based examination questions incorporating clinical vignettes prepare students for their clinical rotations and for Level 1 of their COMLEX-USA examinations.

Course List

AZCOM/AZPOD

  • PATHG 1611/1612
  • PATHG 1622/1623
  • PATHG 1633/1634

BASIC SCIENCE INTEGRATED SEQUENCE

  • BASIG 1501/1510
  • BASIG 1502/1511
  • BASIG 1503/1512
  • BASIG 1504/1513
  • BASIG 1505/1514
  • BASIG 1506/1515
  • BASIG 1507/1516
  • BASIG 1508/1517
  • BASIG 1509/1518

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