LAMP 7181: Hematopathology
|Length||6 weeks, arranged|
|Periods Offered||All periods (See "Special Instructions", below)|
|Course Director||Dr. Robert McKenna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-624-2637|
|Contact||Kris Bergstedt, 612-273-5136, email@example.com|
|Report First Day: 8:00 a.m., D-219 Mayo|
Students will perform bone marrow biopsies and interpret the morphology of peripheral blood and bone marrow smears and marrow core biopsies. Special studies may include cytochemistry, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry. The results of ancillary studies, including cytogenetics, fluorescent in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction may be evaluated before reaching a final diagnosis. There are weekly multidisciplinary and unknown teaching conferences.
Competencies and Objectives
The student will become acquainted with the various complimentary modalities used to distinguish between reactive etiologies and malignant neoplasms and learn how to classify the more common types of leukemias and lymphomas.
The course grade is based on the staff's appraisal of the student's ability to recognize and describe the more common types of hematolymphoid disorders, both reactive and neoplastic. The student is required to select a topic in hematophathology, review the medical literature and present a 45-minute seminar to the residents, fellows and faculty.
At least one month prior to beginning the elective, students must have prior approval of the course director.
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