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
The student must give a compulsory presentation (5 minutes). This must be approved for the student to be admitted to the exam.
Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
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.