Biomedical Lab Sci

Systematic Pathological Anatomy2

Anatomia Patológica Sistemática

Course code:68203

Joana Sofia Cadilha Franco

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The main objectives of the CU are the study and identification of the main pathological changes in cells and tissues. Another objective is to strengthen the use of the microscope in the diagnosis of pathologies, based on the observed structures and their analysis/interpretation.

At the end of the CU the student should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of systematic pathological anatomy and its interrelations with other areas of knowledge.
  • Identify cellular changes.
  • Know and apply the correct terminology used in Pathology and apply it in the argumentation and defence of their interpretations, as well as in the dialogue with the other health professionals with whom they work.
  • Ability to solve technical problems individually and as a team.
  • Describe the cellular / tissue changes observed and justify their descriptions through the interrelation with previously acquired knowledge.
  • Carefully observe histopathological preparations and be autonomous.
  1. Cellular adaptation.
  2. Atrophy.
  3. Hypertrophy.
  4. Hyperplasia.
  5. Metaplasia.
  6. Dysplasia.
  7. Inflammation.
  8. Necrosis.
  9. Apoptosis.
  10. Neoplasia.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Kumar VK, Abbas AK & Aster JC (2014) Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th ed., Saunders
  • Klatt EC & Kumar V (2014) Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology, 4th ed., Saunders
  • Klatt EC (2014) Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 3rd ed., Saunders
  • James SL & Peter GA (2014) Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology, 4th ed., Mosby