Pathology and Disease Models, 6.0 credits

Patologi och sjukdomsmodeller, 6.0 hp

8BKG68

Main field of study

Medical Biology

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Lasse Jensen

Course coordinator

Lasse Jensen

Director of studies or equivalent

Jonas Wetterö

Contact

ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Timetable module Language Campus ECV
MGMB2 Bachelor´s Programme in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine (International admissions round) 6 (Spring 2025) 202504-202513 2 Swedish/English Linköping, US C
MGMB2 Bachelor´s Programme in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine (National admissions round) 6 (Spring 2025) 202504-202513 2 Swedish/English Linköping, US C

Main field of study

Medical Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine

Entry requirements

To enter the course requires at least 90 credits from semester 1-4 in the Bachelor’s Programme in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Having completed the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Explain, at an in-depth level, cell death and cellular stress, and how these mechanisms can contribute to pathological conditions
  • Relate central molecular and cellular pathophysiological mechanisms to different disease groups, including neoplasi and cardiovascular diseases
  • Describe how genetic and environmental factors can contribute to the onset of illness
  • Describe how different types of model systems and methods can be used to give insight into disease mechanisms
  • Describe diagnostic methods and basic principles for treatment of diseases
  • Explain how disturbances in organogenesis can lead to disease

 

Skills and abilities

On completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Apply biomedical methods in studies of disease progression
  • Independently collect, define and critically review scientific literature in pathology from a scientific, ethical and societal perspective
  • Identify disease mechanisms and suggest strategies to study them and how to use them as targets for treatment
  • Convey informative and arguing scientific oral and written presentations

 

Judgement ability and approach

On completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Reflect on ethical, practical and scientific issues concerning the use of different types of disease models in biomedical research
  • Critically analyze and appraise knowledge within molecular pathology from a scientific, societal and ethical perspective

Course content

The course deals with pathology and pathophysiological mechanisms from a molecular and cellular perspective. The course also aims to provide knowledge about how different model systems and biomedical methods can be used to study disease mechanisms. Within the framework of the course different diseases are used as examples to give an in-depth knowledge and insights how disturbed functions on molecular, cellular, tissue and organ level can lead to disease.

 

The course encompasses the field of pathology with links to physiology, histology, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Teaching and working methods

At the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences student centred and problem-based learning make up the foundation of the teaching. The student takes responsibility for, studies and researches current content of the courses and study programme. The methods of the course work challenge the students to independently formulate questions for learning, to seek knowledge and in dialogue with others judge and evaluate achieved knowledge. Students in the Bachelor’s programme in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine work together in groups based on reality based and course related biomedical issues to apply their knowledges, develop their own learning, contribute to the fellow students’ learning and to practice cooperation. Throughout the study programme theory is integrated with practical modules. The course methods and integration modules stimulate and support the student’s ability to apply their knowledge and professional competence.

 

Work methods used on this course are lectures, seminars, tutorial groups and laboratory sessions.

Examination

The form of examination is an individual written examination and an individual written report. In addition, active participation in compulsory components is required to pass the course.

Compulsory elements include tutorial groups, seminars, laboratory sessions with associated reports and assignments.

 

The written examination and the written report may be performed an unlimited number of times by those students who have not achieved a passing grade.

 

Examination and teaching are normally done in English.

 

Grades

The course is graded with the grades Fail or passing grades 3-5, where 3 corresponds to approved, 4 corresponds to approved with credit and 5 corresponds to approved with distinction. An aggregation of the grades from the individual written exam and the individual written report forms the basis of the final grade of the course.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

 

Application for examination

Instructions on how to apply for examinations are given prior to the beginning of each course.

 

Re-examination

The date for re-examination should normally be announced by the date of the regular examination at latest; in which case the scope must be the same as at the regular examination.

 

Examination for students with disabilities

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives. 

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course. 

 

Nomination of another examiner

A student who has taken two examinations in a course or a part of a course without obtaining a pass grade is entitled to the nomination of another examiner, unless there are special reasons to the contrary.  

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Course literature

A literature reference list must be set no later than two months before the course begins by the programme committee for the Bachelor’s Programme in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine. There is no compulsory course literature.

Other information

Planning and implementation of the course is to be based on the wordings in the course syllabus. A course evaluation is compulsory for each course and should include how the course is in agreement with the course syllabus. The course coordinator will analyse the course evaluation and propose appropriate development of the course. The analysis and proposal will be returned to the students, the Director of Studies, and as needed to the Education Board, if related to general development and improvement.

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

If the course is cancelled or undergoes major changes, examination is normally offered under this course syllabus, at a total of three occasions, within/in connection to the two following semesters, of which one in close proximity to the first examination.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Department

Medicinska fakulteten
Code Name Scope Grading scale
68WE Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
68WR Written report 1.5 credits U, 3, 4, 5
68CE Compulsory elements 1.5 credits U, G

The course is graded with the grades Fail or passing grades 3-5, where 3 corresponds to approved, 4 corresponds to approved with credit and 5 corresponds to approved with distinction. An aggregation of the grades from the individual written exam and the individual written report forms the basis of the final grade of the course.

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