Diagnostic Cellular Pathology
Diagnostic Cellular Pathology 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 2
Bethan Davies Jones
This module will cover recent advances in select areas of cellular pathology, reviewing key aspects of cellular and molecular biology and classical and molecular techniques. The application of these studies to the advancement of clinical medicine will also be explored.
Please be advised that this module contains graphic images, descriptions, and discussions of various cellular and tissue abnormalities, diseases, and disorders. The content may include detailed visualisations of cells and tissues affected by infections, inflammation, cancer, and other pathological conditions. Additionally, the module may cover sensitive topics such as terminal illnesses and the impact of these conditions on patients and their families.
Note: This module serves as a core component of the accredited Biomedical Sciences BSc degree programmes offered by the School of Medical and Health Sciences. Students who lack the appropriate prerequisite background knowledge of human physiology, anatomy, cellular biology, and cellular pathology, may find the module content and assessments challenging.
This module aims to broaden the students' knowledge of cellular and molecular pathology. The application of these studies to the advancement of clinical medicine will also be explored.
EXCELLENT - Category A (70%-100%): Completed assessments present very accurate relevant taught material, integrated with numerous directed outside core text-reading and some self-researched information sources. Essays, answers, and reports present very coherent and well-organised arguments that demonstrate excellent overall knowledge and understanding of all module material. Evidence of in-depth critical thinking and wider reading is important for grades of A+ and above.
GOOD - Category B (60%-69%): Completed assessments present overall good accurate relevant taught material, integrated with some directed core text outside-reading. Essays, answers, and reports are well organised and structured, contain good coherent arguments, and demonstrate good overall knowledge and understanding of all module material.
ANOTHER LEVEL - Category C (50%-59%): Completed assessments present relevant accurate taught material but may lack explanation and context. Statements are largely correct but not further supported. Essays, answers, and reports are sufficiently coherent and well presented to demonstrate a sound understanding of module material.
THRESHOLD - Category D (40%-49%): A threshold student should have a basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts presented in this module. Essays, answers, and reports should demonstrate an ability to organise relevant lecture material into a coherent argument. The answer may contain errors and knowledge gaps.
- Critically discuss selected key areas of diagnostic cellular pathology
- Critically evaluate the limitations of methods used in gynaecological and non-gynaecological-cytology.
- Critically evaluate the limitations of the most common methods utilised in molecular pathology.
- Summarise the major cell types investigated in gynaecological cytology.
A case study containing morphology-based skills.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Essay-based end of module exam.