Dietetics and Nutrition

General Pathology

Lecture, 3.50 ECTS


Course content

The students
- acquire basic knowledge of pathology (definition of pathological conditions, role of pathologists)
- know pathological processes within the human body
- acquire knowledge of regressive, irreversible and progressive cellular changes
- are able to describe principles of teratology and name examples
- are able to describe respiratory and circulatory disorders
- are familiar with vascular diseases, hypertension, varicous veins, coagulation disorders and peripheral circulatory disorders
- are able to describe the terms haemorrhage and embolism and their consequences
- are able to detect states of shock and inflammations
- can describe the function and process of wound healing and tissue repair
- have basic knowledge of immunopathology
- understand the pathology of hypersensitivity reactions
- are familiar with the principles of infectiology and carcinogenesis
- are able to detect and describe both benign and malignant neoplasms

Learning outcomes

In this module students acquire basic knowledge of diseases and their effects, which are considered as the basis for their future professional activity. The students understand the key terms of modern medicine and are able to apply them correctly in professional practice.

The students
- know the principles of pathology and are aware of the tasks of modern pathology
- have a basic understanding of theoretical medicine
- learn about important clinical conditions and their influence on the organism
- are able to correctly apply the theoretical content learned in professional practice

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant current primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

M02, M03

Assessment methods and criteria