Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be knowledgable about:
1 – The etiology of human diseases.
2 – The mechanisms of evolution (i.e., the pathogenesis) of diseases.
3 – Basic morphologic changes (gross and microscopic changes) in tissues and organs in various diseases.
4 – The molecular changes that cause the diseases.
5 – Basic laboratory methods with usefulness in diagnosis and research.
Course Content (Syllabus)
What is a disease (Causes and mechanisms-What causes disease), Defence against disease (The role of epidemiology in disease, The body response to infection, The acute inflammatory response, Chronic and gramulomatous inflammation, healing and repair, The immune defence against infection), Circulatory disorders (Features of circulatory disorders, Vascular occlusion and thrombosis, Atherosclerosis and hypertension, Circulatroy failure), Cell growth and its disorders (Benign grown disorders, Malignant neoplasms, What causes cancer, Molecular genetics of cancer, The behaviour of tumours, The clinical effects of tumours)
Disease, causes, mechanisms, defence, circulation, neoplasia