Histopathology – Oncology

Course Code:

ΙΑ4

Semester:

1st Semester

Specialization Category:

Misc ( ΜΕΥ )

Course Hours:

4

ECTS:

7



The course includes lectures and demonstrations of laboratory methods describing the techniques of Molecular Histopathology and their application in Oncology. The course emphasizes on the one hand on Molecular Histopathology, which is currently necessary for the study of the pathogenesis and progression of diseases based on disorders of genes and their products, and on the other hand on the applications of the main techniques of Molecular Histopathology in Oncology. Also, the course highlights the possibilities of approaching the problems of Oncology with the help of these techniques in relation to a) investigation of the pathogenetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis, b) diagnosis, c) staging, d) prognosis and e) treatment of neoplasias.

By presenting the various techniques and prognostic and predictive markers for various categories of neoplasms, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. the knowledge to recognize and describe the spectacular results of the application of these techniques for the future of Oncology and especially for the prevention, early diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of neoplastic lesions
  2. the appropriate skill in understanding, explaining and applying the above techniques in clinical practice and
  3. the appropriate ability to compare and evaluate new techniques of Molecular Histopathology and Oncology.

Course Outline

The aim of the course is to inform and familiarize students with the techniques of Molecular Histopathology and to understand their applications in Oncology, as well as to understand their importance for the investigation of the pathogenetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis, the diagnosis, staging, prognosis and finally the response of neoplasms to treatment. Also, students will be able to search, analyze and synthesize data and information deriving from the use of the above technologies, which will be able to ensure their work in an interdisciplinary environment and the ability to generate new research ideas.

A necessary condition for the success of the application of these techniques is their use with a sense of responsibility, sincere interest and mainly with ethical criteria for human support.

Course Outline