General pathology (VO)


Course lecturer:


 Martin Hyden
Course numberB3.00000.80.220
Course codePathoALL
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

Students have acquired knowledge of health, disease, disease progression, concept of homeostasis, etiologies and the concept of neoplasia and inflammation. The students know the importance of pathology for the diagnosis of diseases and have a basic understanding of the mechanisms of pathological processes; they can explain the specific relationship between morphological organ architecture and function and explain the principles of tissue structure and replacement; students can correlate pathological changes with laboratory diagnostic results.

Modules of the 1st semester

  • General terminology (e.g., health / disease, inflammation, infection, tumor, necrosis, hyperplasia, atrophy, diagnosis, therapy)
  • Homeostasis, course of disease (e.g., acute and chronic diseases, healing, death)
  • Causes of disease (live and inanimate); disposition; pathological changes to cells and tissues (morphology of cell damage, inflammation, mechanisms of the inflammatory process, manifestations of inflammation)
  • General tumor pathology (concept of neoplasia, malignancy criteria, tumor classification, metastasis, tumor staging, tumor grading), carcinogenesis
  • Wounds, wound healing, hemorrhages and disorders of vital functions and pathology / pathophysiology of the cardiovascular / respiratory system and water / electrolyte balance (e.g., edema, thrombosis, embolism, arteriosclerosis, infarction, shock)

Roessner A. et al. (2008), Allgemeine Pathologie und Grundlagen der speziellen Pathologie, Elsevier;
Blankl H. (2003), Allgemeine Pathologie: Lehrbuch für Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege, Facultas;
Nennstiel S. (2013) Allgemeine Pathologie - Basics, Elsevier;
Bühling K.J. et al. (2008), Intensivkurs: Allgemeine und Spezielle Pathologie, Elsevier;

Books, journals and websites accordingly the current state of knowledge in the respective fields.