SU810: Human Pathophysiology

Study Board of Science

Teaching language: Danish or English depending on the teacher
EKA: N810004102
Censorship: Second examiner: External
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Master

STADS ID (UVA): N810004101
ECTS value: 15

Date of Approval: 25-04-2019


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Approved - active

Comment

29003501 (former UVA) is identical with this course description. 

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Biomedicine.

Academic preconditions

Students taking the course are expected to have knowledge of anatomy, medical physiology, immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Course introduction

The aim of the course is to enable the student to understand the most important disease mechanisms at the cellular, sub-cellular and molecular level, which is important in relation to explain how diseases and disease complexes present themselves on a macroscopic pathological and clinical level.

The course builds on the knowledge acquired in the courses SU501 Anatomy, SU502 Medical physiology, BMB512 Theoretical immunology and BMB514 Immunological techniques, and gives an academic basis for the choice of master project that is a part of the degree.

In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:

  • Give knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology of main disease and discuss the limitations of that knowledge.
  • Give the competence to present examples of diseases in which thorough knowledge of the cellular and molecular pathophysiology exists, and discuss how this knowledge is obtained (methods and assumptions).
  • Give skills in communication between biochemists / molecular biologists and employees in the medical and health sector.

Expected learning outcome

The learning objectives of the course are that the student demonstrates the ability to:
  • Explain the most important disease mechanisms at the cellular, sub cellular and molecular level and thus explain how diseases and disease complexes present themselves on a macroscopic pathological and clinical level.
  • Explain the present pathophysiological knowledge on the most important disease and discuss the limitations of that knowledge.
  • Describe examples of diseases in which thorough knowledge of the cellular and molecular pathophysiology is known, and discuss how this knowledge is obtained (methods and assumptions).

Content

The following main topics are contained in the course:
  • Interdisciplinary topics:
    • molecular pathophysiology
    • oncology
    • Infection and Immunity
  • Organ Related topics:
    • CNS
    • cardiovascular and lungs
    • endocrinology and metabolism
    • gastrointestinal liver / biliary-pancreatic area
    • kidney and fluid balance
    • musculoskeletal

Literature

McPhee: Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 7th edition.
See Blackboard for syllabus lists and additional literature references.

Examination regulations

Exam element a)

Timing

Fall

Tests

Written exam

EKA

N810004102

Censorship

Second examiner: External

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

Without aids. A closer description of the exam rules will be posted under 'Course Information' on Blackboard.

ECTS value

15

Additional information

The examination form for re-examination may be different from the exam form at the regular exam.

Indicative number of lessons

120 hours per semester

Teaching Method

The Intro phase consists of lectures with dialogue mostly created by summing tasks. A brief introduction is provided to the course topics and competences are obtained in addition to the study guide and textbook which students are expected to study independently.

During the skills training phase competencies in pathophysiology are obtained. In tutorials the students work with exersices they might have prepared at home.

In the study phase, students are expected to work independently with the textbook and examples and exercises herein. Students are expected to use part of the study phase to pick up on the skills training phase and to reserve a portion for repetition up to the written exam.

Activities during the study phase:
  • Self-study of the textbook
  • Independent capture of introductory and training phase
  • Repetition for the exam

Teacher responsible

Name E-mail Department
Janne Kudsk Klitgaard jkklitgaard@health.sdu.dk

Timetable

Administrative Unit

Biokemi og Molekylær Biologi

Team at Registration & Legality

NAT

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