The training course of pathological histology and cytology aims to provide the student with a didactic model of a 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, the results of the examination will be discussed and combined to formulate a morphological diagnosis, to suppose an etiology, and to explore possible differential diagnoses.
Oral examination – microscope.
Students will read 2 cytological and 2 histological preparations of inflammatory and neoplastic lesions from different tissues and organs of domestic animals.
(also online will be possible to attend the exam through the acquisition of images):
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 injuries, diseases, and etiological agents.