SHUA11007U  Human Pathophysiology

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory
Content

The overall objective is to give students insight into the 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

Learning Outcome

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

  • State 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.
  • Account for the normal physiological mechanisms at cell and organ levels including the pathophysiological changes causing diseases and their development.
  • State the research-related aspects of the diseases of the various organ systems at the following levels: cell-physiology, organ-physiology/​pathophysiology, integrative pathophysiology and the translational medical level, and, additionally, to describe the use of clinical physiology/clinical biochemistry and image diagnostic modalities of disease diagnosis.
  • Explain 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.
Approved completion of all 1st semester course elements and passing of all 1st semester exams:
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Advanced Cell Biology
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Immunology and General Microbiology
Lectures, research lectures, clinical sessions, practical exercises, home assignments and integrated student-activating lectures based on clinical case stories.
The student's total workload for Human Pathophysiology and Clinical Rotation is stated in Human Pathophysiology.
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Oral examination, 50 minutes
Oral 50-minute exam with 30 minutes preparation time.
Exam registration requirements
Course attestation on the basis of approved participation in the training activities, including in exercises and approved case presentations in Human Pathofysiology and approved completion of Clinical Rotation.
Aid
Only certain aids allowed

All aids, except for external communication devices.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period
Week 25, 2014
Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall 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
  • Account for the research-related aspects of the diseases of the various organ systems at the following levels: cell-physiology, organ-physiology/​pathophysiology, integrative pathophysiology and the translational medical level, and describe the use of clinical physiology/clinical biochemistry and image diagnostic modalities of disease diagnosis
  • 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
  • 120
  • Clinical practice
  • 37
  • Practical exercises
  • 4
  • Preparation
  • 250
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Total
  • 412