University of Washington

General Pathology
PATH 544, Winter Quarter, 3 credits

This course introduces students to the basic pathologic processes that underlie disease, including cell alterations, genetic and developmental pathology, environmental pathology, neoplasia, immunopathology, inflammation, and infection. Students will explore correlations between gross, functional, and biochemical alterations.

Molecular Medicine students will take this course alongside students from the School of Dentistry.

A second quarter of Path 544 focusing on systemic pathology is offered in the spring, and Molecular Medicine students are welcome to take this one as well. Please note, however, that it is the winter quarter segment of Path 544 that fulfills the Molecular Medicine certificate requirement.

For additional information on these or other Pathology Department courses please contact Steve Berard (

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