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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

In this course, the candidates will learn about Pathology which is an essential medical discipline that investigates infections for the most part from the point of view of morphology. Through observing and contemplating the morphological changes of the diseased body, joined with changes in capacity and digestion, it explains the essential laws of the event and improvement of illnesses and uncovers the idea of infections. Pathology is well known as the doctor of doctors. Pathology will bring you the frontest line and expert as well as straightforward obsessive information.

The course covers various topics such as cell and tissue damage, tissue repair and healing, blood circulation disorders, inflammation, tumor, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, female reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system, infectious disease, parasitic disease, a parasitic disease.

The course is taught by six experts and teachers from Peking University First Hospital, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, and Chinese PLA General Hospital who have rich clinical medicine, teaching experience, and basic medical. The candidates get a course certificate if they choose the verified track which is shareable on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, the certificate will verify the candidate’s achievement and helps in increasing their job prospects.

The Highlights

  • Duration of 17 weeks
  • 4-6 hours of effort a week
  • Intermediate level
  • English language but in the course update its mentioned that the course is not available in English, there’s a discrepancy in the information 
  • Self-paced course
  • Developed by Tsinghua University
  • Offered on edx

Programme Offerings

  • videos
  • Exercises

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 14867yesTsinghua University, Beijing
  • or the course audit, the candidates need not pay anything as it is free.

  • For verified track fee will be Rs. 14,867 

Fee details for Pathology

Total Fees


Audit course


Verified Track 

Rs. 14,867 

Eligibility Criteria

Certification Qualifying Details

Candidates who want to audit the course Pathology will not qualify for the course certification, candidates who apply for the verified track by paying the course fee shall qualify for the course certificate.

What you will learn

Knowledge of pathology

After completing the course Pathology the candidates will be familiar with the following: 

  • Learn about tissue and cell damage, Cell degeneration, Necrosis of cells, Cell adaptive response. 
  • Will learn about inflammation, classification of inflammation, the definition of inflammation, morphological changes after inflammation, the function of leukocyte, results of inflammation.
  • Understand tumor, tumor and genetics, precancerous lesions, atypical hyperplasia and carcinoma in situ, the morphology of tumor, tumor immunity, growth and spread of the tumor, and effects of the tumor on the body.
  • Learn about cardiovascular systems, concepts such as atherosclerosis, essential hypertension, rheumatism, infective endocarditis, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, and chronic heart valve disease.
  • Understand the female reproductive system, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, gestational trophoblastic disease, and epithelial ovarian tumor.
  • Learn about infectious diseases such as typhoid, syphilis, overview and tuberculosis, bacterial dysentery, STD (sexually transmitted disease).
  • Learn about the endocrine system, endocrine system pathology, composition of the endocrine system, and function and regulation mechanism of the endocrine system.

Who it is for

Application Details

Candidates looking to take up the course Pathology will have to follow the given steps: 

STEP 1: Visit the website

STEP 2: Click on “Enroll for the course”

STEP 3: Sign up if you are new to edx or Login to the course website 

STEP 4: Candidates can either choose the Verified track by paying the fee amount or audit the given course for free.

STEP 5: For auditing the course the candidates can start the course after enrolling, if they choose a verified track then select the desired payment method and fill in the necessary billing details and place their order. 

The Syllabus

  • Introduction

  • Cell degeneration
  • Necrosis of cells
  • Cell adaptive response

  • Tissue repair and healing

  • Hyperemia and congestion
  • Thrombosis
  • Hemostasis and thrombosis
  • Infarct
  • Embolism
  • Bleeding

  • Classification of inflammation 
  • Definition of inflammation
  • Morphological changes after inflammation
  • Function of leukocyte
  • Results of inflammation
  • Inflammatory mediator

  • Tumor and genetics
  • Precancerous lesions, atypical hyperplasia, and carcinoma in situ
  • Morphology of tumor
  • Tumor immunity
  • Growth and spread of tumor
  • Effects of the tumor on the body 
  • Differentiation and atypia of tumor
  • Examples of common tumors
  • Nomenclature and classification of tumor
  • Differences between a benign tumor and malignant tumor
  •  Etiology and pathogenesis of tumor
  • Grading and stage of tumor
  • Definition of tumor

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Essential hypertension
  • Rheumatism
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Myocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic heart valve disease

  • Respiratory system anatomy
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary interstitial disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary heart disease
  • Organisation
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Bronchiectasis

  • Common malignant tumors of the digestive tract
  • Cirrhosis
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer disease

  • Pyelonephritis
  • Common malignant tumors of the urinary system
  • Glomerular disease

  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Epithelial ovarian tumor

  • Overview
  • Cancer
  • Infectious disease

  • Endocrine system pathology
  • Composition of the endocrine system
  • Function and regulation mechanism of the endocrine system

  • Overview
  • Thyroid tumor
  • Goiter

  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis
  • Overview and tuberculosis
  • Bacterial dysentery
  • STD ( sexually transmitted disease)

  • Schistosomiasis
  • Amoebiasis
  • Overview
  • Non- Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Myeloid tumor
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Tissue dendritic cell tumor


Tsinghua University, Beijing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Can the candidates take the course in a self-paced mode?

The candidates will be able to take the course in a self-paced mode based on their available time.

2: Does the course have any financial aid for the candidates?

The candidates applying for the verified course will receive upto 90 percent off on the course fee.

3: How to apply for financial aid?

The candidates will have to enroll in the audit course and then fill the application form for financial aid.

4: Will the financial aid be availed to all the eligible candidates?

As the financial aid is limited it may not be availed to all the eligible candidates who apply for it.

5: How is the course taught?

The course contents are taught through a series of video lectures with an exercise after completing each topic.

6: Is the course taught by various faculties?

The course is taught by six faculties from Peking University First Hospital, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, and Chinese PLA General Hospital.

7: Will I be able to share the course certificate?

The candidates after receiving the certificate will be able to share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and via E-mail.

8: The course is offered by which institution?

This course is offered by Tsinghua University and is available on edx website.

9: What is the duration of the course?

This course is for 17 weeks with 4-6 hours of work per week. Candidates will be able to take this course in a self-paced mode.

10: What is the advantage of the verified track?

The verified tack holds various advantages, being graded assignments, shareable certificates, and unlimited access to the course.


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