Curriculum

Cytological Methodology

Routine methods in cytology (specimen processing, staining, record keeping). Special methods (filtration, concentrations). Clinical microscopy (routine and special methods: light, phase, dark field).

Elementary Cytology

Fundamentals of cell structure, embryology, microbiology, and mycology as related to cytodiagnosis; characteristics of benign and malignant cells.

Genital Cytology

Cytology of the female genital tract in health and disease. The study of cells in normal, benign, and malignant stages of development.

Cytology of the Respiratory Tract

Cytology of the respiratory epithelium in health and disease. Study of the cell in normal conditions, in benign and malignant pathological conditions.

Cytology of the Body Cavities

Cytology of the pericardial, pleural, abdominal cavities. Study of primary and metastatic tumors.

Cytology of the Urinary Tract

Cell changes resulting from benign diseases and malignant tumors of the urinary tract.

Cytology of the Breast

Cell changes resulting from benign diseases and malignant tumors of the breast.

Cytology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Cytology of the alimentary tract in health and disease.

Research in Cytotechnology

Directed independent cytodiagnostic research in the hospital setting. Capstone experience.

Advanced Methods in Cytology

Methods and procedures of tissue culture, chromosome analysis, and microphotography. Study of chromosome anomalies including Turner, Down, and Klinefelter Syndrome. Study of pure mosaic anomalies.

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