HNE-35206 Human Pathology


Studiepunten 6.00

One day excursion3
Practical extensively supervised24
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. E Kampman
Lecturer(s)prof. dr PJ Slootweg
dr P de Wilde, dr W. Leenders, dr L van Kempen, dr R. de Waal (UMC Radboud Nijmegen)
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. E Kampman

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

HAP-20306 Human and Animal Biology 2. Structure and function of (normal) cells and tissues; basic principles of embryology and physiology of vital organs

Continuation courses:

HNE-35306 General Medicine


- the course deals with the biological principles that play an important role in the cause and clinical appearance of diseases that are related to nutrition;
- specific diseases will be discussed to illustrate and clarify these principles, their history will be studied and clues for prevention and treatment will be indicated.

Learning outcomes:

After participation the student:
- can indicate relevant biological mechanisms that underlie major chronic nutrition-related diseases;
- has basic knowledge of disease processes, and how these affect cell structure and function and thereby cause cell and tissue damage; the student is able to recognize damage patterns in tissue sections;
- is able to describe the impact of these disturbances on vital physiological functions and how therapeutical interventions may be selected.


Lectures, response lectures, practicals, selfstudy.


Individual written test at the end of the course.


- Rubin E. & Farber JB. Essential Pathology. 3rd Edition. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, ISBN 0781723957. A course reader will be available at the WUR shop.

Keuze voor: MMLMolecular Life SciencesMScA: Biomedical Research2AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMScC: Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology2AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMScA: Epidemiology and Public Health2AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMScB: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status2AF