Curriculum

Please note: The scheduling of the classes below is subject to change.

Year 1

Spring - 16 hours

  • Human Anatomy for Path. Asst. PATH 603 - 6 hours
  • Anatomical Pathology Techniques PATH 625 - 4 hours
  • Introduction to Disease Mechanisms PATH 650 - 4 hours
  • Histology PATH 652 - 3 hours
  • Educational Methodologies PATH 610 - 1 hour

Summer - 10 hours

  • Systemic Pathology PATH 750 - 8 hours
  • Clinical Pathology Seminar PATH 620 - 2 hours

Fall - 17 hours

  • Fundamentals of Physiology PSIO 743 - 5 hours
  • Microbiology MICB 702 - 5 hours
  • Medical Laboratory Management PATH 465 - 2 hours
  • Advanced Microanatomy PATH 605 - 2 hours
  • Autopsy and Surgical Procedures PATH 648 - 3 hours

Year 2

Spring - 11 hours

  • Path Assistant Practicum I PATH 627 - 9 hours
  • Pathology Review I PATH 630 - 2 hours

Summer - 9 hours

  • Path Assistance Practicum II PATH 628 - 9 hours

Fall - 9 hours

  • Path Assistant Practicum III PATH 629 - 7 hours
  • Pathology Review II PATH 631 - 2 hours

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2 Year Total - 74 hours

Transfer credits are not accepted for students entering into the Pathologists’ Assistant program. All curricular credits in the Pathologists’ Assistant program must be satisfactorily completed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program.

Students who enter the Pathologists’ Assistant Program after successfully completing the WVU Medical Laboratory Science Program or Histotechnology Program will have the following course work waived provided the student has a B or higher in the related undergraduate course :

  • PATH 465 Lab Management
  • PATH 610 Educational Methodologies