Fundamentals of Human Pathology – MSCI 690

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 08/19/2021

Course Description

This course reviews fundamental principles of pathology including: Cell Injury, Cell and Tissue Adaptation, Cell Death, Acute and Chronic Inflammation, Tissue Repair, Necrosis and Apoptosis. Various diagnostic testing and analysis though critical thinking skills in will be stressed in order to prepare students for various healthcare careers.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Principles of Pathology is intended primarily for graduate students with an interest in Biomedical research and various careers in medicine such as PA, MD, DO, DPM, and DDS. The course is designed to review all human pathology found in the human body. The link between structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) will be examined. Sufficient examples will be given that reflect God’s creative acts while studying His magnificent handiwork, the human body. Exploring the human body as a creation of the Almighty God brings glory to our Creator.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 500-600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 300-400 words.

Pathology Study

1. Pathology Study: Bibliography

The student will write a 1-page bibliography in current APA format that includes at least 6 references in addition to the Bible. At least 1 of the references must be from the textbook. At least 3 references must be from current material fewer than 5 years old. The other references may be older than 3 years in regard to the history of the pathology.

2. Pathology Study: Rough Draft

The student will create a PowerPoint presentation of at least 15 slides that focuses on an assigned pathology of the body. The student must include a description of the historical background, symptoms, course, diagnostic tests,and historic treatment. The rough draft must include at least 3 of the 6 references used in the bibliography.

3. Pathology Study: Presentation

Using the revised rough draft,the student will create an audio/video presentation on the assigned pathology of the body. The presentation must be 15–30 minutes and contain at least 6 references other than the course textbook and the Bible.

Quizzes (4)

Each Quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules: weeks. Each Quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions, and have a time limit specified in the instructions.