PATH 310 Introduction to Pathology and Molecular Medicine
PATH 310, Introduction to Pathology and Molecular Medicine will be organized around a specific set of diseases, designed to illustrate basic concepts in the molecular biology, biochemistry and pathology of human disease.
Minimum 3rd year (level 3) standing and one of (BCHM 218/3.0; BCHM 270/3.0).
Online format with materials, communication, and assignment submission all via Daylight (onQ).
After completing PATH 310, students will be able to:
- Integrate underlying genetic and biochemical factors with resultant pathologic processes and disease states.
- Contrast the roles of genetics and environmental factors in contributing to disease.
- Relate the molecular basis of disease to diagnosis and therapy
- Acquire the necessary skills to critically evaluate scientific journal articles.
All assessments will be graded using marking rubrics.
Assessment 1 – Proctored Midterm #1 (15%)
Working individually online, students will be required to answer a set of short answer and multiple choice problems.
Assessment 2 – – Independent Learning Assessment #1 (20%)
Working individually, students will work through an assignment related to module content and discuss their results and conclusions within a group. After discussion, a written lab report will be submitted for evaluation by TAs or the course instructor.
Assessment 3 – Independent Learning Assessment #2 (15%)
Working individually, students will work through an assignment related to module content and students will discuss their results and conclusions within a group. After discussion, a written lab report will be submitted for evaluation by TAs or the course instructor.
Assessment 4 - Independent Learning Assessment #3 (15% )
Students will be placed into groups of 5 and will be given a clinical case. Groups will be responsible for discussing, researching, and answering a set of questions on their clinical case. Each student in the group will write an individual, formal report addressing the questions for their case. Students will be assessed on the group discussion and their final report.
Assessment 5 - Final Proctored Exam (35%)
The final exam will include well-designed, case-based multiple choice and short answer questions that will test the students’ overall understanding and application of the course material, rather than rote memorization. Students must pass the final exam
Two tutorials will be run by the instructor during the course, one before the midterm and one before the final exam, providing students with an opportunity to clarify any concepts or questions.
Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours a week (120 hours per term) in study/practice and online activities for PATH 310.
PATH 310 course notes via modules posted online.