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080211A-02 Organ pathology, 2.5 ECTS cr 
Code 080211A-02  Validity 01.08.2005 - 31.07.2010
Name Organ pathology  Abbreviation Organ pathology 
Scope2.5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline 
TypePartial credit   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Preceding studies
all these courses/examinations
    040108A General Pathology
    080211A-01 Organ pathology I
Unit Medicine 

Karttunen, Tuomo Juhani 

ECTS Credits 

2,5 credits

Timing  C9-10 
Learning outcomes 

Upon completion the student should know, for each organ system included, the basic mechanisms of diseases (etiology and pathogenesis), their basic morphological, functional and clinical characteristics, and terminology related with diseases. The student should be able to regocnize and classify the most common diseases of the organ systems, understand the relationship between these features of the diseases and their symptoms and other clinical manifestations. The student should know the most important sources of error in histopathological diagnostics, and be familiar with the collaboration between clinician and pathologists needed in every day clinical work.

Contents  Gynecopathology. Dermatopathology 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 45 hours; theme days 14 hours  practicals 39 hours. Self study, written examination.

Target group 

Medical students.

Recommended optional programme components 

040108A General pathology; 080211A-01 Organ Pathology I

Recommended or required reading 

Books:Underwood JCE: General and systematic pathology, 4 th ed. (2004; sections: Basic pathology; General disease mechanisms); or Kumar V. et al.: Robbins Basic Pathology, 8 th ed. (2007, or 7 th ed. 2003). Alternatives: Kumar et al.: Robbins and Cotran, Pathologic basis of disease, 7 th ed. (2005);  Rubin & Strayer; Rubin's Patho­logy (2005). In Finnish: lecture handouts; Guidebook for microscopy practicals; Guidebook for autopsy practicals.

Web-based material (in Finnish): target=_blank>


Assessment methods and criteria 

The course requirements include participation in compulsory practicals and passing in the mid-term and end-of-course examinations.


The evaluation scale is 1-5/fail. Final grade for Organ pathology is based on the grades of Organ pathology 1 and 2, weighted according to proportions of credit points. 

Person responsible  Professor Tuomo Karttunen 

Additional data in the course catalogue LTK - Medicine
Organ Pathology II: from the 1st of August, 2010, code is 080221A

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