Pathologists Assistant

Courses

MSPA 500S Gross Anatomy 5.0 Credits

Dissection of the human body with particular attention to the morphological relationships of individual organ systems. Emphasis is placed on internal anatomy as a major facet of this instruction which is designed for eventual autopsy evisceration and subsequent dissection, as well as surgical pathology gross examinations.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 10 credits

MSPA 510S Laboratory Management 2.0 Credits

The organization and function of an Anatomic Pathology laboratory is investigated to include ordering supplies, financial management, computerization, laboratory safety, billing, personnel managements, organizational compliance (JCAHO, CAP, OSHA) and quality assurance.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 4 credits

MSPA 520S Medical Terminology 3.0 Credits

Study of the etymology of medical and surgical terms with emphasis on the principles or word analysis, construction, and evolution.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MSPA 530S Biomedical Photography 4.0 Credits

Basic introductory photography course with special emphasis on macro, close-up and photomicrographic techniques. Special techniques relative to the biomedical field, such as digital imaging and basic radiographic techniques are explored.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 8 credits

MSPA 540S Histotechnology I 3.0 Credits

Basic histology and histochemistry techniques are covered through formal lecture and laboratory experience.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

MSPA 541S Histotechnology II 3.0 Credits

Advanced histology and histochemistry techniques are covered through formal lecture and laboratory experience. This course is a continuation of MSPA 540S.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: MSPA 540S [Min Grade: C]

MSPA 550S Applied Anatomic Pathology 4.0 Credits

The course is designed to bring the students through the clinical aspects of chart review as well as academic autopsy and surgical pathology practices.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 8 credits

MSPA 560S Medical Ethics 2.0 Credits

"MedEthEx OnLine" is a series of exercises in medical ethics and communication skills. The goal of the program is to enable students to improve their knowledge of medical ethics and their skills in communicating about ethical issues with patients and their families.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 4 credits

MSPA 570S Medical Pathology I 6.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits

MSPA 571S Medical Pathology II 4.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 8 credits

MSPA 580S Medical Microbiology I 4.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 8 credits

MSPA 581S Medical Microbiology II 3.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

MSPA 590S Leadership Skills for the Medical Profession 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to help students develop leadership skills in order to facilitate success in their professional and personal lives. Students will be given the opportunity to discover and practice several leadership strategies and techniques. Topics will include leadership skills, communication skills, time-management, team-building, conflict resolution and stress management.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MSPA 600S Surgical Pathology I 6.0 Credits

Clinical practicum designed to teach the students the methods of gross tissue description, dissection and preparation of surgical specimens for light, immunofluorescent, immunochemical, frozen and electron microscopy.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits

MSPA 601S Surgical Pathology II 6.0 Credits

Clinical practicum designed to teach the students the methods of gross tissue description, dissection and preparation of surgical specimens for light, immunofluorescent, immunochemical, frozen and electron microscopy. A continuation of Surgical Pathology I.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Prerequisites: MSPA 600S [Min Grade: C]

MSPA 602S Surgical Pathology III 6.0 Credits

Clinical practicum designed to teach the students the methods of gross tissue description, dissection and preparation of surgical specimens for light, immunofluorescent, immunochemical, frozen and electron microscopy. A continuation of Surgical Pathology II.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Prerequisites: MSPA 601S [Min Grade: C]

MSPA 610S Autopsy Pathology I 6.0 Credits

Clinical practicum designed to teach the students techniques of autopsy evisceration and dissection as well as special skills and procedures necessary for the performance of post-mortem examinations.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits

MSPA 611S Autopsy Pathology II 6.0 Credits

Clinical practicum designed to teach the students techniques of autopsy evisceration and dissection as well as special skills and procedures necessary for the performance of post-mortem examinations. A continuation of Autopsy Pathology I.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Prerequisites: MSPA 610S [Min Grade: C]

MSPA 612S Autopsy Pathology III 6.0 Credits

Clinical practicum designed to teach the students techniques of autopsy evisceration and dissection as well as special skills and procedures necessary for the performance of post-mortem examinations. A continuation of Autopsy Pathology II.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Prerequisites: MSPA 611S [Min Grade: C]

MSPA 799S Special Topics 10.0 Credits

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 10 times for 50 credits

MSPA T580S Special Topics in Pathologists' Assistant 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MSPA T680S Special Topics in Pathologists' Assistant 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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