This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2023-2024 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs
and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program
approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available
in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
PATH 521. Laboratory Techniques in Diagnostic Pathology. 3 Hours.
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. This team taught course includes principles of automated and non-automated testing, diagnostic testing, and an active laboratory demonstration of each method.
PATH 540. Pathology for Allied Health Sciences. 2 Hours.
Semester course; 1.5 lecture and 1 laboratory hours. 2 credits. Explores morbid tissue changes involved in selected disease states, with emphasis on musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Provides the foundation to understanding clinical problems that physical therapists and other paramedical personnel will encounter and treat in their patients.
PATH 590. Experimental Pathology Seminar. 1 Hour.
Semester course; 1 lecture hour. 1 credit.
PATH 601. General Pathology (Dentistry). 6 Hours.
Semester course; 6 lecture hours. 6 credits. Instruction in the basic principles regarding alteration of structure and function in disease and in the pathogenesis and effect of disease in the various organ systems.
PATH 609. Clinical Genomics. 3 Hours.
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students and residents with undergraduate degrees in an area related to genetics, biology or psychology. Provides an overview of modern genetic and genomic diagnostic testing. Explores topics including genomic variation, epigenetics, modern methodologies, applications of testing, data interpretation including variant classification, and the benefits and limitations of testing. Crosslisted as: HGEN 609.
PATH 620. Special Topics in Modern Instrumental Methods. 2 Hours.
Semester course; 1 lecture and 2 laboratory hours. 2 credits. A study of some of the modern research methods of molecular biology. The student gains experience with the technique concomitant with discussions with faculty. The student writes a comprehensive review of the technique studies.
PATH 670. Experimental Approaches to Tumor Biology. 3 Hours.
Semester course; 3 lecture/discussion hours. 3 credits. Introduces central problems in tumor biology and the methods available for their study. Develops through lectures and presentations skills in critical review and interpretation of research reports.
PATH 690. Clinical Chemistry Seminar. 1 Hour.
Semester course; 1 lecture hour. 1 credit. Graduate students, residents, and staff present topics of current interest in clinical chemistry.
PATH 691. Special Topics in Modern Instrumental Methods. 2 Hours.
Semester course; 1 lecture and 2 laboratory hours. 2 credits. By special arrangement with instructor. A study of some of the modern research methods of molecular biology. The student gains experience with the technique concomitant with discussions with faculty. The student writes a comprehensive review of the technique studied.
PATH 697. Research in Pathology. 1-15 Hours.
Semester course; 1-15 credits. Research leading to Ph.D. degree and elective research projects for other students.