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This is the study programme for 2020/2021.


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, gastrointestinal tract, cardiology, neurological diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer) and diabetes.

Learning outcome

Students will gain knowledge about the basic mechanisms that cause pathological changes and eventual later on clinical symptoms. What causes us to be sick, which processes play a role in disease development. How do cells react to stress, injury or other external factors (food, pollution, microbes).

Contents

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.

Prerequisites

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

BIO100 Cell Biology, BIO110 Anatomy and Physiology for Biological Chemistry, BIO200 Biochemistry, BIO220 Microbiology, BIO230 Gene Technology and Bioinformatics

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FNone permitted

Coursework requirements

Mandatory Presentation

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Emiel Janssen , Kristin Jonsdottir
Course coordinator
Emiel Janssen

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; also each student wil give a mandatory lecture (5 minutes).

Open to

Biological Chemistry - Biotechnology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Biological Chemistry - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

Forms and/or discussion

Literature

Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher


This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Last updated: 03.08.2020