Hi, I am finishing up an adv. patho class this week. Not sure if it is like this at other schools
, but this course included lots of info at both the cellular level and the clinical level! I have to say, it was more "cellular" than I expected. Quizzes and exams were a mix of cellular and clinical, while the case studies were mostly clinical. It didn't involve a ton of memorizing because the professor allowed open-book exams so that we could research each answer and learn in the process. In the case studies, we were given a clinical situation, and we had to explain what disease the patient had, the reason for the signs/symptoms, how we would treat it, and anything unusual about the case. We didn't technically do any "differential diagnoses"- I am hoping there will be more of that in future classes that accompany the advanced practice clinicals.
Good luck with your class!