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Postgraduate course

Basic Human Pathology

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeHUPAT301
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language

    English

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Level of Study

Master, PhD

Teaching semester

Spring

Objectives and Content

The course intends to give Master and PhD students with a non-medical background an introduction to human pathology. It starts with an overview of the general principles of cell damage, inflammation and tissue repair. The second part of the course concentrates on biological and genetic mechanisms behind cancer development. In the third part, diseases of specific organ systems are discussed with an emphasis on tumours. The course will be useful for all students conducting research on aspects of human biology, in particular those with cancer-related projects.

Learning Outcomes

Aim and Content of the Course Unit

The course intends to give Master and PhD students with a non-medical background an introduction to human pathology. It is divided in three parts, starting with an overview of general pathological tissue processes such as cell injury, inflammation and repair. The second part deals with the classification of tumours and biological/genetic mechanisms in cancer development. In the third part, diseases of specific organs are discussed with an emphasis on tumours. The course will be useful for all students conducting research on aspects of human biology, in particular those with cancer-related projects.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course unit, the student should comprehend the general principles of disease and of biological and genetic processes involved in cancer development. The student should also be able to describe the most important diseases of selected organs.

Required Previous Knowledge

Pre-Requirements

Eligibility for Master or PhD training in human biology (cell biology or human physiology) at the University of Bergen. The course may also be of interest for biology/molecular biology/pharmacy students. The course gives no credits for students with a degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.

Recommended previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of biology and molecular biology.

Forms of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Written exam, 3 hours.

Reading List

Teaching Methods

Lectures: 4 hours per week, 6.5 weeks in total.

Exam colloquium: 2 hours

Total: 28 hours

 

 

Reading List

Kumar, Abbas, Aster:

Robbins Basic Pathology, 10th Ed., 2018, 935 pp.,

Elsevier, ISBN 9780323480543

Contact

Contact Information

Course coordinator: Anders Molven, E-mail: Anders.Molven@uib.no

Adm. E-mail: studie@kliniskmedisin.uib.no or Janicke.Bjorke@uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    09.04.2018, 09:00
    Duration
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    01.02.2018
    Location