Iscuss how the constant improvement of diagnostic techniques drives improvements in our understanding and treatment of disease processes

You should use at least three examples of named diseases that illustrate the role of a?improvements in diagnostic techniquesa? with emphasis on at least three of the learning objectives of the module, i.e. General pathology and the foundations of disease processes, alterations in normal cellular growth and/or cell cycle, cellular injury, characteristics, principles and classification of disease state(s). Wherever appropriate, include a description of either the known or suspected genetic, environmental and infective causes that are associated with named diseases processes.

Introduction (10 points): _________ appropriate disease topic chosen; disease itself clearly defined/ introduced; brief overview of diagnoses/ treatments discussed in body of essay offered.

Body of essay (40 points) __________ detailed analyses of disease and current diagnoses and/or treatments; material presented at appropriate level, current and accurate; each point well-supported with examples and argument.

Essay structure (20 points): __________easy-to-read; logical flow and order with appropriate headings or subheadings as needed; tables and figures numbered with appropriate legends; graphics used appropriately for clarity.

Conclusion (10 points): __________ Concise summary with full credit awarded for conclusions which place the information in a wider context. Credit will be lost if new facts are provided.

Written expression (10 points): _________appropriate paragraph and sentence structure (not run-on or incomplete) including accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation.

References (10 points): _________ multiple, current primary research papers used as well as appropriate additional literature sources; correct (i.e., Harvard formatted) in-text and summary citations utilised.

Referencing Requirements:
Recommended Reading (it does not have to be included in the essay)

Some good recent texts include:

Stevens A., Lawe J.S. and Scott I. 2008. Pathology. 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences Mosby.
James C. E. Underwood J.C.E. and Cross S.S. 2009. General and systemic pathology. 5th edition. Churchill Livingstone
Bateman A. C. and Carr N. 2008. Flash and Bones of Pathology. Elsevier Health Sciences

Older texts are still useful and include:

King, T.C. 2007. Elseviers Integrated Pathology. Mosby, Elsevier ISBN -13: 978-0-323-04328-1/ISBN-10:0-323-04328-3
V. Kumar, Abbas, A. K., Fausto, N., and Mitchell, R., 2007. Robbins Basic Pathology, 8th ed.,Saunders. ISBN 1416029737 / 9781416029731.
Underwood, J. C. E., 2004. General and Systematic Pathology 4th ed. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN-10: 0443073341
Kumar, V., Cotran, R. S. and Robbins, S. L., 2004. Robbins Basic Pathology. 7th ed., Elsevier
Saunders. ISBN 10: 0721692745.
Cotran R.S., Kumar V., Collins, T., 1999. Robbins Pathologic basis of disease. 6th ed., Saunders.
Stevens, A. and Lowe, J., 2000. Pathology 2nd ed., Mosby.
Woolf, N., 1998. Pathology: Basic and Systemic. Saunders.
Underwood, J.C.E., 2002. General and Systemic Pathology. 3rd ed., Churchill Livingstone.