Pathology comprises the processes/pathways involved in disease development.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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In this course students will learn about the processes/pathways that are involved in disease development. We will use examples from cancer, auto-immune diseases, cardiology, neurological diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer) and diabetes.
- Understand how cells react to change in the local environment
- Understand the cause, development, morphology and clinical significance of changes in the body / tissues and cells
- Learn to understand and recognize diseases of the heart, lungs, salivary glands, digestive system, and nervous system
- Understand how environmental factors and nutrition can cause disease
- Learn more about the biology behind cancer development
- Recognize cell changes both macroscopically and microscopically
Required prerequisite knowledge
BIO100 Cell Biology, BIO110 Anatomy and Physiology
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written exam||1/1||4 Hours||Letter grades||None permitted|
The student must give a compulsory presentation (5 minutes). This must be approved for the student to be admitted to the exam.
Course coordinator:Emiel Janssen
Course teacher:Emiel Janssen
Head of Department:Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Study Program Director:Cathrine Lillo
Method of work
Four hours lectures each week all at the hospital, some as well at the department of pathology (looking at organs and doing some microscopy).
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.