University of Pittsburgh

 

Organ System Pathophysiology

Hematology
MS-2

January 3, 2018-January 16, 2018
10 half days

Course Director
Roy E. Smith, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
smithre@upmc.edu

Course Description

This course builds on concepts established during immunology and pathology in the consideration of the impact of diseases of the circulating elements of blood.

The goals of the course are:

  1. to understand the organization and function of the blood forming organs, the structure and functions of circulating elements and the basics of hematology.
  2. to learn of common hematologic disorders, their etiology, defining characteristics, diagnosis and treatment.
  3. to especially focus on benign and malignant disorders of the white blood cells with respect to diagnosis and etiology.
  4. to introduce students to the different laboratory techniques used in hematology.

The 49 faculty are from 5 departments: Medicine (Division of Hematology/Oncology); Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry (Human Genetics Program); Pathology (Division of Hematopathology); Pediatrics; and Pharmacology.

Educational Methods

 

Lectures Case-based small groups Quizzes Virtual cases
Workshops Peer instruction Team-based teaching    

 

Evaluation

Evaluation for this course is based (80%) on a final examination that is multiple-choice and short-answer, and 20% on attendance and participation in small-group conferences.

Grading: This course comprises 16% of the grade for the Organ System Pathophysiology Block, Section 3. The block section is graded Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory.

Faculty Note

Margaret Ragni, MD, is a recipient of the Kenneth E. Schuit Award, recognizing the Dean’s Master Educators.