The training course of pathological histology and cytology aims to provide the student a didactic model of problem-oriented approach (POA). The general objectives of the course point to offer the basic knowledge necessary to interpret, describe and classify macroscopic and microscopical patterns of lesions of animals affected by infectious, degenerative and neoplastic diseases. Moreover, results of examination will be discussed and combined to formulate a morphological diagnosis, to suppose an etiology and to explore possible differential diagnosis.
Oral examination – practice at microscope. The student has to:
• demonstrate knowledge acquisition of lesion classification systems (histology and cytology), recognition of differential criteria between inflammation, degenerative lesion, and neoplasm. Recognition of main malignancy criteria to discriminate benign from malignant tumors.
• interpret microscopic features, formulate a possible diagnosis, and recognize etiological agents.
• have independent judgment and when appropriate critically argue the information acquired
• Have communication skills by demonstrating the ability to express themselves with scientifically appropriate terminologies, regarding to injuries, diseases and etiological agents.