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Pathology Practical Book for Dental Students
First Edition: 2011
There is nothing in the world equal in purity to knowledge, the person who is perfected by yoga, finds it of himself in the self by the course of time.
(The Bhagvatgita: Ch IV, Verse 38)
Students of dentistry in India (and in many other countries) learn pathology in two phases—General Pathology in second year and Oral Pathology in their third year of the course. As an experienced teacher (HM) and as a BDS student until recently (SM), it has been our common observation that BDS students who are studying in shared campuses for BDS and MBBS, get much less attention from their teachers of medical college in general medical subjects than the attention and care they get from their teachers of core dental subjects from their dentistry teachers for various reasons which we are not delving into. Similarly, until a few years back, there were no separate books in general medical subjects taught to dental students. Thus, while there has been a main course book Essential Pathology for Dental Students by the first author for about 15 years, there has not been any separate practical book in pathology for BDS students so far anywhere. This has resulted in lack of uniformity in teaching and training for the reason that it is left to the discretion of teacher and examiner to decide what to teach and evaluate and what to leave out for dental students.
An attempt has been made to bridge this lacuna by bringing out separately the present book, Pathology Practical Book for Dental Students, structured as per requirements prescribed by the Dental Council of India (DCI) in the revised syllabus of Pathology for second year BDS students.
Some highlights of this book are as under:
Updated and well-organised contents: The book is organised systematically into 4 Sections, each section having certain number of practical exercises (in all 25) patterned on the format of practical class of students. These are: Techniques in Pathology (Exercise 1–4), Clinical Pathology and Basic Cytopathology (Exercise 5–7), Haematology (Exercise 8–13) and Histopathology (Exercise 14–25).
Hone your diagnostic skills: The book is structured in a way that it aims to hone the practical and diagnostic skills of the learner in pathology in a user-friendly manner. All exercises have listed key features point-wise for easy understanding and reproducibility, leaving out theoretical details for learning from the main course book so as not to lose focus on key diagnostic and practical points.
Brevity with beauty: Brief and point-wise text in each exercise is richly supported by labelled line-drawings with corresponding specimen photograph and microscopic image for conceptual learning. Thus, the book may become a must-take to practical class by the students to learn the subject effectively and to revise the entire matter quickly for their examination and viva.
Wish to learn more? For those students desiring to learn more, the book has many additional exercises over and above those given in the revised syllabus by the DCI in the opening pages of the book.
Although the book is primarily prepared as per DCI recommendations given in the revised syllabus in Pathology for second year students of BDS, it is also expected to be useful for practising clinicians and other students of medicine such as those pursuing course in physiotherapy, pharmacy, nursing, laboratory technology and alternate systems of medicine.
In preparing this book, we have been helped and supported by various friends and colleagues and our family, which is gratefully acknowledged. A word of special thanks to Ms Agam Verma, MSc (MLT), Senior Laboratory Technician, for liberal and skilful technical assistance and her valuable suggestions in chapters on laboratory technology.
We thank profusely the entire staff of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. for their ever smiling support and cooperation in completion of this book in a relatively short time.
Finally, although sincere effort has been made to be as accurate as possible, element of human error is still likely; we shall humbly request users to continue giving their valuable suggestions and feedback directed at further improvements of its contents.
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Harsh Mohan, md, fams, ficpath, fuicc
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COURSE CONTENTS IN PRACTICAL
Urine—Abnormal Constituents: Sugar, albumin, ketone bodies.
Urine—Abnormal Constituents: Blood, bile salts, bile pigments.
Haemoglobin (Hb) Estimation
Total WBC Count
Differential WBC Count
Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
Bleeding Time and Clotting Time
Histopathology: Tissue processing, staining.
- Acute appendicitis, granulation tissue, fatty liver
- CVC lung, CVC liver, amyloidosis kidney
- Tuberculosis, actinomycosis, rhinosporidiosis
- Papilloma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma
- Osteosarcoma, osteoclastoma, fibrosarcoma
- Malignant melanoma, ameloblastoma, adenoma
- Mixed parotid tumour, metastatic carcinoma in lymph node