BIOENGINEERING: ELEMENTS OF PATHOLOGY PA405 

The Department of Pathology teaches one module of the undergraduate course of Biomedical Engineering leading to BE. 
The course covers the following topics: cell and tissue injury, immune response, healing and repair, acute and chronic inflammation, neoplasia, hematology, ischaemia, and infarction. 
Further information can be obtained from Department of Mechanical and Biochemical Engineering 

Module Co-ordinator:  -  Dr F Bennani 

MODULE CONTENT

Students are presented with an overview of the fundamentals of basic disease processes including inflammation and repair, neoplasia, atheroma thrombosis and embolism. The course is slanted to demonstrate how these processes apply to the practice of biomechanical engineering, with contributions from the Departments of Pathology, Microbiology, Anaesthetics, the REMEDI institute (molecular biology), Medicine, Surgery, Radiology and the Medical Library.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this module, the students will be able to explain: 

a.         The fundamental pathological processes of inflammation, healing and repair, neoplasia, thrombosis and embolism

b.         The interface between these processes and biomechanical engineering

c.         Application of scientific and engineering principles to clinical biochemistry

d.         The body’s natural reactions to foreign materials including joint prostheses

e.         The body’s defences against infection, and infectious hazards associated with artificial devices

f.          Immune regulation and immunological disturbances

g.         Life support and intensive care

h.         Interventional radiology in the management of thrombosis

i.          Gene vectors

j.          Endoscopy

k.         How to exploit the field of medical informatics and the modern medical library.

DEPARTMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Pathology     (11 hours)

Microbiology  (2 hours)

Anaesthetics    (2 hours)

REMEDI       ( 2 hours)

Radiology     ( 1 hour)

Medicine   (Gastroenterology)  ( 1 hour)

Surgery (Orthopedics)   (1 hour)

Medical Library    (1 hour) 

MODULE STRUCTURE

Lectures

Topic

Department

Introduction: Cells, Tissues and Diseases

Pathology

The Immune Response

Pathology (Immunology)

Acute and Chronic Inflammation

Pathology

Healing and Repair

Pathology

Thrombosis and Embolism

Pathology

Ischaemia and Infarction

Pathology

Neoplasia

Pathology

Gene Vectors

Remedi

Device related infections

Microbiology

The Medical Library

Library

Life support/Intensive care

Anaesthetics

Interventional Radiology

Radiology

Prosthesis

Orthopedic surgery

Endoscopy

Medicine

Lipids

Biochemistry

 

Field trips/site visits

a.       The Biochemistry Laboratory

b.      The Medical Library

c.       Intensive Care Unit

           

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED

Textbooks

a.       Robbins Pathology, Basic

b.      Pathology Illustrated

 

ASSESSMENT

End of year written exam: 100%