BM7104 - Introduction to Cellular Pathology (2023/24)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2023/24|
|Module title||Introduction to Cellular Pathology|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||10|
|School||School of Human Sciences|
|Total study hours||100|
|Running in 2023/24(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)||
This module provides an understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of Cellular Pathology. This module surveys the incidence and cause of human diseases. Diseases are characterised by comparing pathological with non-pathological states, with particular reference to underlying molecular and cellular perturbations
Prior learning requirements
Fatal and non-fatal illness; the incidence and prevalence of disease; summary of UK mortality and morbidity statistics.
Mammalian cell phenotypes and normal tissue structure. Cellular and tissue pathology.
The pathological and non-pathological state: normal homeostasis v inadequate adaptation to changes in the internal and external environments.
Mechanisms of disease processes and their associated molecular and cellular lesions: e.g. familial and congenital disease; pathogenic infection; immuno- and nutritional pathology; uncontrolled local and systemic responses to injury (trauma); modes of cell death; neoplasia, hyperplasia, hypertrophy; the effects of stress. Primary, secondary and iatrogenic conditions; ageing processes and disease. Idiopathic states.
The use of a range of diagnostic techniques in the investigation of disease at a molecular and cellular level. Quality systems.
Learning Outcomes LO 1 - 3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Information pertaining to the subject matter will be presented through an integrated programme of lectures and supporting exercises, together with some use of a problem-based learning approach and the guided use of student-centred learning resources. Lectures will be used to provide a conceptual framework. Student centred assignments will enable students to reinforce and expand their knowledge, and develop subject specific skills and competence.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Appreciate differences in the incidence of major diseases and in the causes of death and distinguish general causes of disease from pathogenesis and its functional effects.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of normal cell and tissue types, and describe how molecular and cellular lesions might lead to named disease states and show an understanding of diagnostic techniques and quality control in molecular and cellular pathology in the reflective learning log and written assignment.
3. Research, evaluate, and discuss key issues within the subject area and communicate the results in a cogent and balanced manner.
The module will be formatively assessed by in-course online quizzes and two coursework components. A reflective learning log (1000 words) and a written assignment (1000 words). Criteria for assessment will include an understanding of the subject matter; an ability, both orally and written, to explain, describe and discuss the work; completeness and conciseness of written reports and essays with emphasis upon critical ability and scientific rigour. To pass the module students need to achieve a minimum aggregate mark of 50%. There are no practical sessions.
Component Learning outcomes
Reflective learning log 2
Written assignment 2,3
Bancroft JD, Gamble M. (2018) Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques 8th Ed. Churchill Livingstone.
Bilous R. (2010) Handbook of Diabetes. Wiley
Cohen, B.J. (2014) Memmler’s The Human Body in Health and Disease. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Van Meter KC (2014) Goulds Pathophysiology for the Health Professionals Saunders
Kumar V, Abbas A, Fausto N and Aster J (2014). Pathological Basis of Disease (9th ed) Elsevier Saunders.
Pocock, G and Richards, C.D. (2009). The Human Body. An introduction for the Biomedical and Health Sciences. OUP.
Stevens A, Lowe J. (2014) Human Histology 4th Ed. Elsevier Mosby.
Walker BR, Colledge NR, Ralston SH, Penman I (2018) Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine 23rd Edn. Churchill Livingstone
Young B, Lowe JS, Stevens A, Heath JW. (2009) Wheater's Basic Histopathology 5th Ed. Churchill-Livingstone.