Pathology 1

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed within 3 business days of registration


Domestic: $590
International: $767


Continuous enrolment max one year– 4.8 CEU


Catherine Brown

Learner Outcomes

This course introduces the student to the basic principles of disease processes. The causes, natural history, pathology and some pathophysiology of common disease processes, such as Cell injury/death, Inflammation, Tissue Repair, Immunologic and Hemodynamic disorders and Neoplasia are covered.

Course Objectives

Successful students will be able to:

  • Describe a disease process with respect to its etiology, clinical signs, symptoms and significance, pathogenesis, and morphologic tissue changes.
  • Distinguish between chromosomal and genetic disorders; autosomal dominant, recessive diseases and sex-linked disorders.
  • Identify pathologic stimuli that cause cell injury, distinguish reversible injury, cellular adaptations to injury, and cell death; identify the intracellular materials that may accumulate in injured cells; describe apoptosis and necrosis.
  • Describe acute inflammation including vascular and related tissue changes; describe chronic inflammation, including granulomatous changes and the tissue changes related to chronic inflammation.
  • Describe basic features of repair and regeneration.
  • Describe common infectious diseases.
  • Investigate disturbances in blood flow.
  • Describe physiological factors in inadequate and excessive immune response; and autoimmune disease.
  • Describe the characteristics of benign and malignant tumours; including classification and methods of diagnosis.
  • Explain the effects of environmental agents on the body.
  • Investigate the pathology of “multi-systemic disease.

Evaluation Method

Online assignments, final online exam

Text Book

Kumar, V., Abbas, A., Aster, J.C., Deyrup, A.T. Robbins Basic Pathology, 11th Edition, Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2022. Not included in course fee. It is recommended that students obtain this textbook prior to starting the course. Students are responsible for acquiring course textbooks. Textbook can be purchased at the U of T bookstore.

Topics Covered

• Introduction and classification of disease
• Congenital disease
• Pathophysiology of cell injury and adaptation
• Inflammation and wound healing
• Immunologic disorders
• Neoplastic disease
• Environmental diseases
• Metabolic disorders

Pathology I – ML814

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