Department of Pathologic Anatomy and Forensic Medicine

Head of the Department:
Serhii TERTYSHNII, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences.


Historical Reference

The Department of Pathological Anatomy was founded in 1965. At that time there were created a Museum of Educational Wet Macropreparations, Micro-Collection of the Department, as well as scientific laboratories of electron microscopy, quantitative cytospectrophotometry, histochemistry and pathohistology. Later during the period from 1975 to 1988 there was introduced a research on the effects of noise on the CNS and morphological changes in the brain in dyscirculatory disorders.

In 2005, the Department was merged with the Department of Forensic Medicine and became known as the Department of Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine.

During the period from 1988 to 2016, the main research directions of the Department were: Invasive-Metastatic Properties of Tumors and Their Early Prediction in Biopsies of Patients; Pathology of Resuscitation and Intensive Care; Pathoanatomy of CNS in Comatose States and Cerebrovascular Disorders. During this period, 4 doctoral and 16 candidate dissertations were defended at the Department. During its existence, the Department has trained 11 doctors and 38 candidates of medical sciences.

Since October 2016, the Department is headed by Professor Serhii Tertyshnii.

The Department is a unique clinical-morphological and scientific base for the training of medical, pediatric and dental doctors and masters in Laboratory Diagnostics. Internships, postgraduate studies, doctoral studies and clinical residencies are open at the Department for training personnel in Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine. Graduates of the Department work as pathologists and doctors in the USA, Germany, Hungary, Scotland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon.

Department of Pathologic Anatomy and Forensic Medicine


Educational Disciplines

Pathomorphology, Biopsy-Sectional Course, Clinical Pathohistology, Laboratory Diagnostics, Cytological Diagnostics, Pathological Anatomy (internship, Master's degree, postgraduate study, doctoral studies, clinical internship, thematic improvement courses for doctors, pre-certification cycles), forensic medicine, forensic medical examination (internship, Master's degree).

  • Domestic and foreign third-to-fifth-year students of Medical Faculties majoring in "General Medicine" and "Pediatrics", as well as domestic second- and third-year students majoring in "Dentistry" study Pathomorphology, Pathological Anatomy, Biopsy-Sectional Course, Forensic Medicine.
  • Second-to-fifth-year students majoring in "Laboratory Diagnostics" study Pathomorphology, Laboratory Diagnostics, Biopsy-Sectional Course, Forensic Medicine, Cytological Diagnostics, Clinical Pathohistology.
  • Pathologists and forensic experts are trained in thematic improvement courses and pre-certification courses.


Educational and Methodical Work

  • Education at the Department is provided with methodical literature, macro-micropreparations and effective forms of knowledge and skills control. For the KROK-1 licensing exam, a bank of 5,000 test has been created.
  • According to the curriculum of the Bologna Declaration, work programs have been created in all academic disciplines. Original lectures for domestic and foreign students are given exclusively with the use of multimedia technologies, including the "Molecular Cell Pathology" animation program. The Department issued textbooks and guidelines for practical classes in all disciplines for domestic and foreign students of Medical Faculties.


Scientific Directions and Achievements

  • Investigation of invasive-metastatic properties of tumors and their early prediction in patients' bioptic materials.
  • Pathology of resuscitation and intensive care.
  • Pathological anatomy of the CNS in comatose states and cerebrovascular disorders.

The Department has 3 scientific laboratories (Electron Microscopy; Immunohistochemistry and Computer Morphometry; Neuromorphology and Histochemistry). According to the results of molecular cell studies, there were identified main types of ischemic and post-resuscitation encephalopathies, three pathological forms of brain death syndrome, mechanisms of selective neuronal death and irreversible damage to the cardiorespiratory center of the brainstem, morphogenesis of severe hepatic fibrosis of the liver and pancreas. Through the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Department has issued guidelines for pathological diagnosis of post-resuscitation encephalopathies, autoimmune thyroiditis and thyroid cancer, acute cerebrovascular disorders and post-mortem immunochromatographic rapid diagnosis of HIV infection and viral hepatitis, as well as for pathohistological and immunohistochemical diagnosis of atypical hyperplasia, endometrial and endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterus. Over the past 15 years, 5 monographs, a national textbook "Pathomorphology", 2 textbooks on forensic medicine, 18 patents have been obtained, more than 720 articles have been published.


Cooperation with Other Institutions

The Department maintains close scientific relations with different foreign research institutes: Minsk, Yerevan, Tbilisi, as well as with scientists from Poland, the USA and Germany.


Advisory and Diagnostic Activities

Diagnostic and consultative work is performed in the departments of the University Clinic of ZSMU, Zaporizhzhia Regional Pathological and Anothomical Bureau and Zaporizhzhia Regional Bureau of Forensic Medicine.


Address 1: 83 Akademika Amosova St., Zaporizhzhia, 69063, Ukraine (University Clinic MESC)
Telephone: +380 61 766 32 04

Address 2: 10a Orikhivske Shose St., Zaporizhzhia, 69600, Ukraine (Zaporizhzhia Regional Pathological and Anothomical Bureau)
Telephone: +380 612 99 52 04

Address 3: 30 Charivna St., Zaporizhzhia, 69068, Ukraine (Zaporizhzhia Regional Bureau of Forensic Medicine)
Telephone: +380 61 287 23 16

69035, Maiakovskyi avenue 26, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Tel: +380 (61) 224-63-91 Fax: +380 (61) 233-60-07,       Send e-mail

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