Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital
In Navi Mumbai

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  • Bachelor
  • Navi mumbai

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Navi Mumbai
Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital Dental Hospital Building, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyanagar, Sec, 400706, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

Course Content
The study of Pathologic Anatomy includes all aspects of Pathology as encompassed in the branches of
General and Systemic Pathology. Only the board outlines ate provided.
A) General Pathology
Normal cell and tissue structure and function. The changes in cellular structure and
function in diseases. Causes of disease and its pathogenesis. Reaction of cells, tissues,
organ systems and the body as a whole to various sublethal and lethal injuries.
B) Systemic Pathology
The study of normal structure and function of various organ systems and the
aetiopathogenesis, gross and microscopic alterations of structure of these organ systems in
disease & functional correlation with clinical features
1. The study of haematology includes all aspects of the diseases of the blood and bone marrow. This
would involve the study of the normal, and the causes of diseases and the changes thereof.
2. Laboratory Medicine (Clinical Biochemistry/Clinical Pathology including Parasitology)
3. Transfusion Medicine (Blood-Banking)
4. In the following fields the students are expected to acquire a general acquaintance of techniques
and principles and to interpret data.
5. In the following fields the students are expected to acquire a general acquaintance of techniques
and principles and to interpret data.
· Be conversant with the automatic tissue processing machine and the principles of its running.
· Process a tissue make a paraffin block and cut sections of good quality on a rotary microtome
· Stain paraffin sections with at least the following:
(i) Haemotoxylin and eosin
(ii) Stains for collagen, elastic fibers and reticulin
(iii) Iron stain
(iv) PAS stain
(v) Acid last stains
(vi) Any other stains needed for diagnosis
· Demonstrate understanding of the principles of:
(i) Fixation of tissues
(ii) Processing of tissue for section cutting
(iii) Section cutting and maintenance of related equipment
(iv) Differential (Special) Stains and their utility
· Cut a frozen section using freezing microtome /Cryostat, stain and interpret the slide in
correlation with the clinical data provided, and correctly diagnose at least 75 per cent of the
lesions within 15 minutes. Perform fat stain on frozen section
· Demonstrate the understanding of the utility of various immunohistochemical stains especially
in the diagnosis of tumor subtypes.
Autopsy Pathology
· Should be aware of the techniques of autopsy.
· Should have sufficient understanding of various disease processes so that a meaningful clinicopathological
correlation can be made.
· Demonstrate ability to perform a complete autopsy independently with some physical assistance,
correctly following the prescribed instructions. Correctly identify major lesions which have
caused or contributed to, the patient’s death on macroscopic examination alone and on
microscopy in at least 90% of the autopsies in the average teaching hospital.
· In places where non-medicolegal autopsies are not available each student candidate should be
made to dissect organs in atleast five medicolegal autopsies.
· Write correctly and systematically Provisional and Final Anatomic Diagnosis reports.
· Should possess the background necessary for the evaluation and reporting of Cytopathology
· Demonstrate familiarity with, the following, keeping in mind the indication for the test.
(i) Choice of site from which smears may be taken (as in the case of vaginal smears)
(ii) Type of samples
(iii) Method of obtaining various specimens (Urine sample, gastric smear, colonic lavage
(iv) Be conversant with the principles and preparation of solutions of stains.

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