Pathophysiology

Course content

By the end of the course, students shall be able to account for the occurrence, aetiology, pathogenesis, symptoms, complications, diagnostics, prevention and treatment of significant diseases, and to use the medical terminology related to physiology and pathophysiology. Furthermore, students should be able to account for the human organism's physiology and pathophysiology and have a fundamental understanding of commonly occurring diseases.

Education

MSc Programme in Biomedical Engineering

Learning outcome

At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of coronary/respiratory diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of neurological diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of renal diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of diseases of the muscles and locomotor system
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of endocrine diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of blood diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of pulmonary diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of cancer diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of infectious diseases

 

Skills

  • process a well-defined and clear pathophysiology problem
  • select, explain and discuss relevant theory
  • select, explain and use a scientific method relevant to the problem at hand
  • present a logically cohesive and well-founded argumentation covering the statement of the problem at hand, analysis and conclusion
  • document an ability to produce an academic presentation in writing as well as orally

Lectures, classes, and practical exercises

Porth CM: Essentials of Patophysiology 4.ed.

 ISBN-13: 978-1-4511-9080-9

​or International edition: ​

ISBN 9781451194326

ECTS
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
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Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of coronary/respiratory diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of neurological diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of renal diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of diseases of the muscles and locomotor system
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of endocrine diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of blood diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of pulmonary diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of cancer diseases
  • account for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of infectious diseases


Skills

  • process a well-defined and clear pathophysiology problem
  • select, explain and discuss relevant theory
  • select, explain and use a scientific method relevant to the problem at hand
  • present a logically cohesive and well-founded argumentation covering the statement of the problem at hand, analysis and conclusion
  • document an ability to produce an academic presentation in writing as well as orally
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 60
  • Class Instruction
  • 4
  • Practical exercises
  • 6
  • Theory exercises
  • 8
  • Preparation
  • 193
  • Exam
  • 4
  • English
  • 275