LAMP 7120: Perinatal/Pediatric Pathology

Course Availability:   2017-2018   2018-2019

General Information

Course Director:  David M. Berger, MD, (612) 273-4014,

Course Coordinator:  Mary Ramey, (612) 625-5421,

Course Personnel: Mark Luquette, MD


MS Year:  MS3 or MS4

Periods offered:  All periods

Total credits (weeks):  4

Consent requirement:  None

Patient care:  No

Clinical site(s):  M Health/Masonic Children's Hospital, 2450 Riverside Ave., East Building, Room M351, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Required session attendance:  

Typical weekly schedule:  M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm; no call


Required or Elective:  Elective

Limited to student type:  No

Prerequisites:  None

Course equivalency:  None

Open to visiting students:  Yes


Discipline(s):  Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Description:  This elective will expose medical students to pediatric pathology, a diagnostic specialty that ranges broadly across anatomic and clinical pathology as these relate to children and adolescents, fetuses and infants, and pregnant women.  It should prove useful to medical students interested in pediatric medicine, pediatric surgery, obsterics and gynecology, or pathology.

Course objectives:  By the end of this rotation, students will be able to:

  • Recognize basic patterns of gross and microscopic pathologic changes,
  • Interpret surgical pathology reports critically and,
  • Describe the scope and limitations of pediatric pathology and the importance of communication between diagnosticians and clinicans in the care of pediatric patients.


Graded components:

  • Regular attendance
  • Participation in conferences and discussions
  • Supervisor evaluation of competency in the gross examination, prossessing and reporting of Pathology specimens
  • Professionalism in interactions with faculty, staff and patients

Grading scale:  P/N


An evaluation of the elective by the student will be set up in E*Value.


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