Medical School Courses Directed by the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine offers five courses in the first two years of the medical school curriculum:
- The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
- The Kidney and Urinary Tract
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Dermatology and the Musculoskeletal System
Inflammation and Repair is taught as “Injury and Host Response” in the Foundations of Medicine Course.Homeostasis is also taught in the Foundations of Medicine course. Immunology is taught as part of “Fundamentals of Microbiology and Immunology.”
The undergraduate curriculum focuses on problem-solving, and about two-thirds of these courses are composed of lectures, while the remaining third is composed of laboratory and group sessions. Materials used in the Small Groups (i.e., CGLs) were created by pathology faculty.
A wide variety of teaching modalities are utilized in the undergraduate courses, including:
- Patient presentations
- Case-based labs
- Team-based learning (TBL)
During the second year of medical school, all students are required to attend an autopsy.