SU810: Human Pathophysiology
Students taking the course are expected to have knowledge of anatomy, medical physiology, immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
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
- 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).
- Interdisciplinary topics:
- molecular pathophysiology
- Infection and Immunity
- Organ Related topics:
- cardiovascular and lungs
- endocrinology and metabolism
- gastrointestinal liver / biliary-pancreatic area
- kidney and fluid balance
See Blackboard for syllabus lists and additional literature references.
Exam element a)
Indicative number of lessons
- Self-study of the textbook
- Independent capture of introductory and training phase
- Repetition for the exam
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