Basic Human Pathology

Study facts

Course codeHUPAT301
ECTS credits5
Teaching semesterSpring
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Resources
Belongs toDepartment of Clinical Medicine

Contact

Contact Information

studie@kliniskmedisin.uib.no

Emneansvarlig Anders Molven, e-post: Anders.Molven@k1.uib.no

Aim 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.

Course offered (semester)

Spring

Course Unit Level

Master, PhD

Pre-requirements

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment Methods

Written exam, 3 hours.

Reading List

Teaching Methods

Lectures: 4 hours a week, 7 weeks in total.

Exam colloquium: 2 hours

Total: 28 hours total

The course is offered only if there are at least 8 registered students 

Reading List

Selected chapters from Kumar, Abbas, Aster:

Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th Ed., 2013, 910 pp.,

Elsevier Saunders, ISBN 9781437717815