Human pathology is the study of disease processes. Central issue in this course is the way a living organism reacts to an injurious agent. The resulting pathophysiological and cell biological processes will be discussed and illustrated by means of a limited number of relevant examples. As adaptive and pathological changes in one organ(system) very often results in morphological and functional changes in other organs, we will also pay attention to these chain reactions as ‘multi-organ thinking’.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of human pathology with emphasis on mechanisms of disease and diagnostic medicine. Obtained knowledge and skills will prepare students for employment in o.a. research institutes for (molecular) life sciences and diagnostic laboratories of academic hospitals.
The student has to become familiar with the advanced clinicopathologic foundations of medicine through the study of selected topics. Following introductory lectures, the subject matter will be studied according to the principles of blended learning, meaning: small group learning, flipped the classroom sessions and practical courses. Additionally, the student has gained insight into the position of the biomedical scientist in relation to basic science and clinical practice.|
After completing the course, the student should be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge level of:
- the terminology used in human pathology (the field of Medical Sciences).
- the morphology of normal tissues and organs – both gross and microscopic.
- the relationship between human pathology and (microscopic) changes in tissue architecture.
- principal (patho)physiologic processes including: (1) the mechanisms of cellular adaptation, cell injury and cell death (2) inflammation, (3) neoplasia, (4) nephropathology, (5) diseases of the endocrine system, (6) diseases of the nervous system.