MEDI 7073 Surgical Pathology of the Genito-urinary Uract, Salivary Gland and Endocrine System

Credit Points 10

Description This unit will re-inforce the diagnostic entities in genito-urinary tract, salivary gland and endocrine system pathology that were introduced in Surgical Pathology I. Two self-directed online learning modules with digitalized images and practical notes on the diagnostic approach to important pathological entities of the above sub-specialties will be provided. The basic concepts in surgical, cyto- and small biopsy pathology, including the appropriate ancillary techniques in the diagnosis, prognostication and treatment prediction will be assessed. This unit is designed to further develop the basic research and communication skills, and critical thinking acquired in Surgical Pathology I, and to reinforce the resources and technical requirements needed to reach the correct pathological diagnosis.

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Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects MEDI 7033 - Surgical Pathology 2

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4750 Masters of Medicine (Pathology).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Examine and interpret diagnostic entities in surgical pathology in the subspecialties of genito-urinary pathology, salivary gland and endocrine pathology
  2. Identify and apply appropriate ancillary techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions within the subspecialties of genito-urinary pathology, salivary gland and endocrine pathology
  3. Identify common and uncommon disease entities in genitourinary pathology, salivary gland and endocrine pathology, including the diagnosis of non-neoplastic, benign and malignant entities
  4. Define the resources and technical requirements needed to reach the correct diagnosis in genitourinary pathology, salivary gland and endocrine pathology
  5. Produce a written report that communicates surgical and cytopathology diagnostic findings
  6. Exemplify the behaviour required to create a safe, caring, ethical and professional practice required by pathologists

Subject Content

Genito-urinary tract pathology
Salivary gland pathology
Endocrine system pathology

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Students need to meet the legislative requirements to be in a supervised specialist training role in Pathology, and hence be working clinically in a hospital/laboratory setting. If a student fails to meet these requirements they will not be allowed to enrol in the subject.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Genito-Urinary Pathology Diagnostic Case Studies (Online task) 20 cases ~300-500 words each S/U Y Individual
Salivary Gland and Endocrine Pathology Diagnostic Case Studies (Online task) 20 cases ~300-500 words each S/U Y Individual
Essay 1,500 word limit 50 Y Individual
Histopathology Case Reports 10 cases ~300-500 words each 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Eble J.N., Sauter G., Epstein J.I., Sesterhenn I.A. (Eds.): WHO Classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs. IARC: Lyon 2004
  • DeLellis R.A., Lloyd R.V., Heitz P.U., Eng C. (Eds.): WHO Classification of Tumours of Endocrine Organs. IARC: Lyon 2004

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