SHUA13031E  Exam in Human Pathophysiology

Volume 2019/2020

MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral examination, 50 minutes
Oral examination with 30 minutes preparation time
Exam registration requirements


Only certain aids allowed

All aids, except for external communication devices.

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

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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