2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Pathology & Anatomical Science (PAS)

Pathology & Anatomical Science

206 Farber Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3000
Ph: 716-829-2846
F: 716-829-2911
W: medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/pathology.html
John E. Tomaszewski, M.D.
Chair, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Frank Mendel
Vice Chair, Anatomical Sciences Section
Margaret Brandwein-Gensler, M.D.
Vice Chair, Pathology Section

The Learning Environment

Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (PAS) offers instruction to undergraduate students requiring a fundamental Anatomy course to enter any of the health related programs offered at UB or elsewhere. Our undergraduate course is taught by our faculty (not students) and consist of lectures and laboratories (some demonstrations but mostly interactive) designed to introduce students to the anatomy essential to any of the health care programs. Many, if not all of these programs offered at UB require our course as a prerequisite. Laboratories offer ample opportunity for direct student/faculty interaction, but participation in UBLearns allows near universal access to assignments, announcements, and ready email communication with faculty and one another. Students seeking further direct interaction with faculty can do so via regularly scheduled office hours, or by special appointment.

About Our Facilities

Lectures are provided in large multimedia-equipped facilities with full IT support. Laboratories are offered on multiple days and times to maximize options, and in small class settings to provide comfortable and efficient student/teacher interactions. Models and specimens from our gross anatomy laboratory are regularly included in our labs, whereas other materials are provided by Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences for a well-rounded perspective on human anatomy.

About Our Faculty

We are a diverse department with specialties of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the medical school campus, four university-affiliated hospital systems, more than 40 full-time and volunteer faculty as well as residency and graduate programs. The disciplines of pathology and anatomy, both based on the structure of cells and tissues, are the foundation of almost every clinical specialty. They are at the vanguard of discovery, diagnosis and patient care and they are arguably the most exciting and rewarding of all the fields in medicine and biomedical science. The mission of our department is centered around four main areas: education, patient care, research and scholarship and service to the region. Our educational efforts are aimed at medical and dental students, graduate students, residents and fellows as well as undergraduate education.

Faculty List Directory

PAS Courses


  • PAS 113LLB Human Anatomy
    Lecture

    Comprehensive course focused on the gross anatomy and histology of human tissues and major organ systems. Designed for health sciences majors, this is a rigorous course emphasizing clinically relevant anatomy. Lectures are supplemented by a laboratory component consisting of demonstrations of cadaveric specimens.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • PAS 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • PAS 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • PAS 311LEC Neuroanatomy
    Lecture

    This course will explore the structure of the human central nervous system. Topics will include the structural and functional organization of the cerebral hemispheres, neuroimaging, structural organization of the brainstem and spinal cord, blood supply to the brain, and stroke. A focus of the course will be to apply knowledge about nervous system structure to disorders nervous system to understand how the brain changes in disease.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • PAS 407LLB Gross Human Anatomy
    Lecture

    There is a fee associated with this class. Eight-week course for students in exercise science and occupational therapy only. Laboratories involve dissection of the human cadaver, emphasizing the musculoskeletal system. Lectures emphasize clinical correlations.

    Credits: 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
    Prerequisites: PAS 113 or ES 207 or (APY 345 AND APY 346)
  • PAS 427LLB Premedical Gross Anatomy
    Lecture

    This course provides students interested in the fields of medicine and health sciences with an advanced regional study of the anatomy of the human body. The course incorporates all regions of the body, with a particular focus on the clinical application of anatomy in diseased states. Course material will be presented primarily through a combination of online lectures, in-class active learning, and laboratory dissection.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ANA 113, APY 345 or APY 346.
  • PAS 461LEC Introduction to Biomedical Image Analysis
    Lecture

    Designed for BE seniors and first year graduate students. This course focuses on computational quantification of biologically relevant micro/macroscopic structures in biomedical images. Students will learn how (i) raw data is acquired before digitization; (ii) to read, display, and interpret various medical image data types using a computer; (iii) to detect, segment, and quantify heterogeneous structures in biomedical images; (iv) to leverage features extracted from biomedical images for classification; (v) to setup experiments in MATLAB via script writing for biomedical image analysis. Image analysis problems related to fluorescence and brightfield microscopy and fluorescence molecular tomography systems and corresponding biomedically relevant computational image analysis tools will be discussed. Simulated and real images of these systems will be used for quantitative analysis via MATLAB based script writing. This course is the same as BE 461 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: EAS 230 or EAS 240, EAS 305 or EE 305, and BE 304
  • PAS 495TUT Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    Teaching assistant in anatomy courses.

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: permission of instructor
  • PAS 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Undergraduate project.

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: permission of instructor and/or Vice-Chair

Pathology & Anatomical Science

206 Farber Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3000
Ph: 716-829-2846
F: 716-829-2911
W: medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/pathology.html
John E. Tomaszewski, M.D.
Chair, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Frank Mendel
Vice Chair, Anatomical Sciences Section
Margaret Brandwein-Gensler, M.D.
Vice Chair, Pathology Section
Published: October 05, 2018 09:47:42 AM