Reviewing “Thoracic Oncology” From The University Of Michigan – Week 2

Today I will be posting the syllabus of Week 2 of  the Thoracic Oncology Course [Link is to the complete course syllabus] from The University Of Michigan via Coursera.

As I review each week’s syllabus, I’ll post that week’s syllabus.

The learning objectives for Week 2 are:

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the likelihood of malignancy in a lung nodule
  • Recognize how the pre-test probability of cancer directs the need for a biopsy
  • Identify various situations where biopsy is indicated
  • Distinguish different methods of lung biopsy and how to choose among them
  • Recognize current histopathologic terminology for different types of non-small cell lung carcinomas
  • Identify the use of immunostains for pathologic classification
  • Recognize the clinical and biological significance of selected adenocarcinoma subtypes
  • Identify the current guidelines for the management of small, incidentally detected solid and subsolid pulmonary nodules at CT scanning
  • Recognize basic technical aspects and imaging characteristics of FDG-PET tumor imaging
  • Identify the use of FDG-PET in patient management and prognosis

Here is the syllabus for Week 2:

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Differential Diagnosis and Diagnostic Work-up

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