Curriculum

Professional Definition 

A pathologists' assistant is an intensively trained allied health professional who provides anatomic pathology services under the direction and supervision of a pathologist. Pathologists' assistants interact with pathologists in the same manner that physician assistants carry out their duties under the direction of physicians in surgical and medical practice. Pathologists' assistants contribute to the overall efficiency of the laboratory or pathology practice in a cost-effective manner by performing a variety of tasks, consisting primarily of gross examination of surgical pathology specimens and performance of autopsies.

Didactic Curriculum

Pathologists’ Assistant First Year

Summer Quarter   

Quarter Hours

MCBA 501 Clinical Anatomy 

10qh

HAPA 560 Clinical Correlations I/Human Embryology

3qh

HAPA 560a Clinical Correlations I Lab

2qh

HAPA 550 Seminar I

1qh

HAPA 535 Medical Terminology

1qh

Fall Quarter

Quarter Hours

MPAT 600A General Pathology

6qh

PBBS 503A Structure & Function

7qh

HAPA 561 Clinical Correlations II

3qh

HAPA 561a Clinical Correlations II

1qh

HAPA 551 Seminar II

1qh

HMTD 515 Foundations for Interprofessional Practice

1qh

Winter Quarter 

Quarter Hours

MPAT 600B Systemic Pathology

6qh

PBBS 503B Structure & Function

4qh

HAPA 562 Clinical Correlations III

5qh

HAPA 562a Clinical Correlations III

2qh

HAPA 552 Seminar III

1qh

HMTD 515 Foundations for Interprofessional Practice

1qh

Spring Quarter

Quarter Hours

MPAT 600C Systemic Pathology

7qh

HAPA 563 Clinical Correlations IV

5qh

HAPA 563a Clinical Correlations IV

2qh

HAPA 553 Seminar IV

1qh

HAPA 540 Autopsy Pathology

2qh

HAPA 540a Autopsy Pathology Lab

2qh

PBBS 504b Neuroscience

4qh

HMTD 551 Leadership in the Healthcare Environment

3qh

Clinical Curriculum 

Pathologists’ Assistant Second Year

Summer Quarter

Quarter Hours

HAPA 630 Anatomic Pathology Clerkship I

12qh

Fall Quarter

 

HAPA 631 Anatomic Pathology Clerkship II

12qh

Winter Quarter

 

HAPA 632 Anatomic Pathology Clerkship III

12qh

Spring Quarter

 

HAPA 633 Anatomic Pathology Clerkship IV

12qh

 



 

Graduation Requirements:

    • 124 Credits
    • Successful completion of didactic & clinical curriculum

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