Hematology and Oncology

The Hematology/Oncology course covers a broad range of topics in the disciplines of Hematology and Oncology.  Instruction in both Hematology and Oncology builds upon information previously introduced in Fundamentals and allows for further application and advancement of this knowledge. Emphasis within the course will be on correlation of underlying biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, pathophysiology, histology, immunology, and pharmacology with clinical aspects of hematologic and oncologic disorders. The Hematology content of the course includes a comprehensive consideration of the entire spectrum of hematologic disorders. While hematologic disorders may present in isolation, they often have multisystem manifestations. The Oncology content of the course consists of broader overviews of concepts, as most of the teaching of specific neoplastic disorders are presented in subsequent organ-system courses (e.g. a detailed discussion of lung cancer is covered during the M2 Pulmonary course).