Exam in Human Pathophysiology

Course content



MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral examination, 50 minutes
with 30 minutes preparation time.
Only certain aids allowed

All aids, except for external communication devices.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the grade 12, the student must be able to


  • Explain the primary diseases and disease complexes of chosen organ systems with regard to symptomatology and pathophysiological mechanisms and hereby associated structural changes at organ and cell level
  • State the overall treatment principles of a given disease
  • Compare the normal physiological mechanisms at cell and organ levels with the pathophysiological changes causing diseases and their development
  • Explain the role of clinical physiology/clinical biochemistry and image diagnostic modalities in disease diagnosis and mention research-related aspects of selected diseases


  • Discuss at the integrative level how disease in one organ system can affect the physiological and pathophysiological regulation mechanisms of other organ systems and of the entire organism
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  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Preparation
  • 0,5
  • English
  • 1,5