Master Medicine: General and Systematic Pathology


  • Paul Bass, BSc, MD, FRCPath, Consultant in Histopathology and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK
  • Susan Burroughs, BSc, BM, FRCPath, Consultant in Histopathology, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury, UK
  • Norman Carr, Professor of Anatomical Pathology
  • Claire Way, BSc, MBChB, MRCPath,, Consultant in Histopathology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK

The authors are highly respected professionals in the UK. It is a short, highly readable and well illustrated book on general and systematic pathology, approached from the point of view of what medical students need to know in order to understand the clinical work they will eventually be doing. Includes a great variety of self-assessment, to reinforce the messages and to test understanding – and to help students prepare for exams.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-045129-9

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Pathology

Pathology, health and disease. The diagnostic process: from clinical reasoning to molecular biology. Cell growth and adaptation. Cell injury. Cascades, haemostasis and shock. Atherosclerosis and thrombosis. The immune system 1. The immune system 2. Inflammation. Healing and repair. Differentiation, growth disorders and neoplasia. Classification of neoplasms. Cell and tissue degeneration and accumulation.

Part 2: Systematic Pathology

Cardiovascular system. Respiratory tract. Upper gastrointestinal tract. Lower gastrointestinal tract. Liver, biliary tract and exocrine pancreas. Endocrine system. Female breast. Female genital tract. Male genital tract. Urinary tract. Lymphoreticular system. Bones and soft tissue. Skin. Nervous system.