This electronic resource includes over 3100 images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises and over 2700 examination items, that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions. A web browser equivalent to Netscape 4.5 or later is recommended to access this resource.
|General Pathology:||Basic mechanisms of disease are illustrated in subject areas with images and text descriptions|
|Organ System Pathology:||Each organ system is presented individually with site-specific images and text descriptions|
|Laboratory Exercises:||Case-based problems in general pathology and organ system pathology subject areas are presented|
|Mini-tutorials:||Information about a variety of specific subject areas is illustrated with images and text descriptions|
|Clinical Pathology:||Clinical laboratory medicine images in several disciplines have text descriptions|
|Histopathology:||Diagnostic techniques, procedures, and correlative exercises are described and illustrated with images, text, and tutorials|
|Utah Landscapes:||These images illustrate the wide variety of places to visit in the state of Utah|
These images with text and tutorials are an on-line electronic course in pathology to assist students in the health sciences learning about the pathologic basis of disease and provide continuing education to health care workers wanting to obtain more knowledge about disease processes and develop diagnostic skills. The images, text, and examination questions cover all subject areas on the Pathology section of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Part I.
Many of the images seen here have been obtained from autopsy and cannot be obtained except through autopsy. The autopsy has been a vital part of medicine for over 300 years. An autopsy allows someone who has died to benefit other persons still alive or in the future. This is accomplished through the contributions of autopsy to: (1) improve the quality of medical diagnosis and therapy, (2) support research into new methods of diagnosis and treatment, (3) determine if there are diseases that may affect other family members, (4) help epidemiological studies by providing accurate statistical information about causes of death and about disease processes present, and to (5) support medical education. Additional images have also been obtained from surgical pathology specimens, cytopathology slides, and clinical laboratory specimens.
This resource is designed for students and workers in the health care sciences studying pathology. It is not a comprehensive guide to disease. As such the information may not be sufficient to address specific patient problems and these should be handled by health care workers familiar with the specific clinical details relevant to the individual patient.
We hope that you find Webpath to be a useful instructional resource. This CD-ROM and all contents including images are Copyright © 1994-1998, 1999 by Edward C. Klatt MD, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and by designated contributors. All rights reserved worldwide. WebPath ® is a registered trademark.The WebPath CD-ROM has been prepared by Edward C. Klatt MD