Course in Human Pathophysiology

Course content

The overall objective is to give students insight into various human diseases and to relate human biology to clinical pathology, pathological anatomy and pharmacology. Particular importance shall be attributed to the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the origin and development of diseases and for the interaction between the various organ systems at the structural as well as at the functional level. In contrast, only overall knowledge of disease diagnostics and therapy are required.

Furthermore, the objective of the training is to give students insight into current pathophysiological research and an understanding of research-based assessment. The training also serves to sharpen students' interest in and capacity to fight against disease and preserve health through their own research, developmental and administrative efforts. Finally, the training shall contribute to teaching the future master of Human Biology how to communicate professionally in health science contexts

Education

MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student is expected to:

Knowledge:

  • 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
     

Skill:

  • 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
     

Competence:

  • Relate insight into various human diseases and human biology to clinical pathology, pathological anatomy and pharmacology Furthermore, enable the student to communicate professionally in health science contexts

Lectures, research lectures, clinical sessions, practical exercises, home assignments and integrated student-activating lectures based on clinical case stories.

15 ECTS-points will be credited after passing the exam in Human Pathophysiology (SHUA13007E)

ECTS
0 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Course attestation on the basis of approved participation in the training activities, including in exercises and approved case presentations in Human Pathofysiology.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve a course certificate, the student must be able to:

Knowledge

  • 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

 

Skill

  • 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
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 106
  • Exercises
  • 4
  • Preparation
  • 273
  • English
  • 383