As per BMDC rules, the department of Pathology offers 270 hours course during two years (one & half years to three & half years of five years MBBS course) following the first professional MBBS examination that is existing.

   As per new rule of BMDC, study of Pathology will start in 3rd phase, the comprehensive course will continue for one (1) year with 100 hours lecture classes, 100 hours tutorials and 28 hours practical classes. The total teaching hours are 228 hours. The course will be evaluated by 3rd Professional Examination.




General Objective:

   The medical graduate is to provide comprehensive knowledge of the cause and mechanism of disease, in order to enable them to achieve complete understanding of the clinical manifestation and natural history of the disease.


Specific Objective:

    After completion of Pathology course, undergraduate medical students will be able to:

• Explain basic mechanism of diseases: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Morphological changes

   with emphasis on common diseases prevalent in Bangladesh.

Co-relate between clinical findings and pathological changes.

Chalk out simple investigation plan for diagnosis and follow up of diseases.

Interpret laboratory results and understand their implication.

Demonstrate knowledge about the use of Histopathology, FNAC, Cytological

  examination, Pap smear, Frozen section and Immuno-histochemistry.

Develop attitude for further learning of the subject.

Develop skills to perform


                                         TC, DC, Eosinophil count, estimation of Hb% and ESR

                                          Semen analysis

                                         Routine examination of Urine

                                         Microscopic examination of body fluids

                                         CSF examination

                                         Writing a requisition form for histo-pathological and cytological



   Pathology is the scientific study of diseases with many branches. It follows the process of any disease of disorder from its inception, progression to variable outcomes of treatment and prognosis. With related knowledge based of experimental and morphological findings by means of laboratory tests. Learning Pathology enables an individual to understand the natural course and complications of disease or injurious agents and thereby helps in building a good foundation in every discipline of medicine. The knowledge would guide rendering efficient clinical practice.

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