LAMP 7158: Cardiac Pathology

Course Availability:   2017-2018   2018-2019

General Information

Course Director:  Dr. Shannon Mackey-Bojack, (612) 241-5568

Course Coordinator:  Judith Anderson, (651) 241-5568


MS Year:  MS3 or MS4

Periods offered:  All periods but S2, S3, and S4

Total credits (weeks):  2

Consent requirement:  None

Patient care:  No

Clinical site(s):  UT: United Hospital, 333 North Smith Ave., Suite 4625, St. Paul, MN

Required session attendance:  

Typical weekly schedule:  M-F, 8:30am-4:00pm.  No night or weekend assignments.


Required or Elective:  Elective

Limited to student type:  No

Prerequisites:  None

Course equivalency:  None

Open to visiting students:  Yes


Discipline(s):  Lab Medicine & Pathology

Description:  Students will observe examinations of existing and newly acquired cardiovascular specimens to identify variations of specific congenital and acquired disease entities and their functional significance.

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

  • observe examination of cardiovascular specimens from surgery and autopsy; and
  • develop an appreciation of the various pathologic processes that underlie congenital and acquired clinical heart disease.
  • review medical records and patient history in developing clinical pathologic correlations with referred cases.


Graded components:

  • Daily participation in observing cases
  • Daily attendance and participation in student teaching course
  • Professionalism with staff and visiting residents/students
  • Powerpoint presentation 15-20 minutes in length on a topic in cardiovascular medicine (topic to be approved by course director)

Grading scale:  H/E/S/N


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


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