Preface Overview

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Define the terms: pathology, pathophysiology and pathologist.
  • Find more specimens like the ones that appear in this book.
  • Describe at a basic level how specimens are obtained and prepared for viewing.
  • Describe the different characteristics that are looked at during the examination of specimens.
  • Demonstrate the basic characteristics of epithelial tissue.
  • Describe the different forms epithelial cells come in.
  • Identify epithelial cells under the microscope.

This part of the book has information that is helpful to know before you delve into the Disease Chapters that follow.


The following abbreviations are used throughout the chapter.

DHPLC David Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre
H&E Hematoxylin and Eosin
UBC University of British Columbia




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