LAMP 7181: Hematopathology

Course Availability:   2014-2015   2015-2016

Length 6 weeks, arranged
Periods Offered All periods (See "Special Instructions", below)
Limit 1
Sites FU
Prerequisites none
Course Director Dr. Robert McKenna, mcken138@umn.edu, 612-624-2637
Contact Kris Bergstedt, 612-273-5136, kbergst2@fairview.org
Report First Day:  8:00 a.m., D-219 Mayo

Description

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.

Student Assessment

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.

Special Instructions

At least one month prior to beginning the elective, students must have prior approval of the course director.

 


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