Nov 16 — Breast Cancer

November 21, 2023


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Class Description:

The Introduction to Pathology class is designed for upper level undergraduate and MS students who are interested in pathology, human tissue function, disease progression and are considering graduate school or a health professions career. The course is designed to incorporate both didactic seminars and group paper-based discussions to understand the current state of specific topics in pathobiology. This course is designed to prepare the student for future independent disease research or a health profession..

Suggested Textbook Reading:

Robbins Basic Pathology and/or Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

Goals/Objectives for students:

  1. Develop knowledge of pathologies in various human tissues.
  2. Gain an understanding of how tissue systems are organized and primary diseases in the tissues.
  3. Learn how to identify alterations in diseased tissue compared to normal tissue.
  4. Acquire knowledge about signaling pathways and mechanisms that are altered in diseases.


Handouts will become available as the course progresses. Please check the handouts page for additions.

Registration and Troubleshooting Tips

Previous Lectures:

Recordings of previous lectures (2021, 2022, and 2023) are available for viewing.

Discussion Boards:


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Semester: Fall 2023
Days: Tuesday and Thursday

  • NC A&T: Case Study: 12:30–1:00 pm
  • NC A&T and NCCU: Lecture: 1:00–1:45 pm
  • NCCU: Case Study: 1:45–2:15 pm

Location: Remote
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: 1 biology course
Target Audience: Sophomore and higher

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/21/2023 - 12:30pm EST
Event ends: 
11/21/2023 - 2:15pm EST
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Alina Hamilton, PhD

CCEP Postdoctoral Fellows
School of Medicine
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
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