Pathology is the branch of medicine which investigates the causes, effects and functioning of a disease to assist physicians in patient treatment. Pathologists examine body fluids, such as blood, urine or cerebrospinal fluid and body tissues, both from living patients and from post-mortem bodies in their work. The field is divided into two main categories: general and medical. General pathology focuses on disease processes. Medical pathology is further subdivided into two categories: anatomical and clinical.
The following web sites provide valuable information in pathology:
EVISA's Journal Database: Journals related to pathology Guides and Tutorials
EVISA's Company Database: Organizations related to pathology
Leicester University - Virtual Autopsy
- a series of autopsy cases, where medical students are asked to determine the likely cause of death.
Medical Coding Career Guide: The Medical Training Resource Guide
This site offers a commented list of valuable resources.
Museeum of Human Diseas: Interactive Images of Diosease
The University of New South Wales, Australia presents interactive images of many pathological processes.
provides links to journals, books, articles and images relating to all branches of forensic and molecular pathology.
Pathweb, The Virtual Pathology Museum The Interactive Pathology Laboratory (IPLab)
The Pathology Department of the University of Connecticut Health Center provides a searchable
museum of human pathology, exhibiting gross specimens with
corresponding microscopic specimens and descriptions & discussions
offers an interactive, case-based approach for learning the concepts of Pathology. IPLab consists of approximately 100 cases outlining clinical and laboratory findings along with gross photographs and photomicrographs accompanied by descriptive text. The Joint Pathology Center: JPC eLearning Series: Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Biopsy
These slide sets will help participating physicians to better recognize diagnostic features of selected benign, malignant, infectious, and idiopathic diseases encountered in the human surgical pathology of the gastrointestinal system. The Urbana Atlas of Pathology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign provides this collectiojn of images which were collected by Professor Donald R. Thursh, during the 70's while he was Professor Pathology at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. University of Pittsburgh - Case Studies
The Department of Pathology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has formatted many pathology cases for online viewing. The case database is growing constantly, with several members of the department and residents contributing cases on a regular basis. These cases fall into several categories and reflect the broad scope of our department's clinical and diagnostic expertise. WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
University of Utah’s Mercer University School of Medicine provides this
popular web resource that includes over 1900 images along with text,
tutorials, laboratory exercises, and examination items for
self-assessment that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic
findings associated with human disease conditions.
Center of Diseases Control (CDC)
A really big site for credible health information
World Health Organization (WHO)
is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the
United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on
global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms
and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing
technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health
last time modified: November 6, 2012