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Basic Pathology
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3162-24-00-00There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 01/04/2024
Date and time27.05.2024, at: 08:00 - 31.05.2024, at: 17:00
Regular seats12
Course fee11,640.00 kr.
LecturersHenrik Elvang Jensen
ECTS credits4.20
Contact personBetina Wingreen Jensen    E-mail address: bwj@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content

This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD Students from NorDoc member faculties. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from NorDoc member faculties. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Understand the principles of general disease processes including using the terminology of lesion.
2. Define lesions and group lesions with reference to the basic classification of lesions: cellular pathology, pathology of blood flow and circulation, inflammation and repair, immunopathology and disorders of growth.
3. Describe pathological changes and explain fundamental pathogenetic mechanisms leading to the changes.
4. Understand the process for tissue slide production and staining. Understand the application of molecular techniques for visualization of specific markers on tissue slides.
5. Distinguish between normal and pathological cells, tissues and organs, both microscopically and macroscopically. Diagnose lesions observed in cells, tissues and organs.
6. Explain the apparent pathogenesis/mechanisms causing lesions in cells, tissues and organs.
7. Describe lesions in cells, tissues and organs with the correct terminology.
8. Discuss the etiology and pathogenesis of lesions and evaluate and discuss histopathological diagnoses.

Introduction to pathology and pathological techniques, including demonstration of necropsy findings, conventional histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and in situ-hybridization.
General pathology with focus on the morphological changes in relation to cytopathology, pathology of blood flow and circulation, immunopathology, infection, inflammation and repair, and disorders of cell growth. Introduction to histopathology, gross pathology and in situ visualization techniques.
The course is primarily intended for PhD-students with a background in life sciences/biology without knowledge of pathology but with basic knowledge of cell structure and function. However, the course is also highly useful as a brush-up for PhD students with a medical background.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:


Lectures, histopathological (virtual microscopy) and macroscopical exercises (hands-on).

Lectures 20 h
Histopathological seminars: 14 h
Macroscopical exercises: 2 h
Guided tours: 1 h
Examination and evaluation: 1 h
Sum: 38 h

Course director
Henrik Elvang Jensen, professor, dr.med.vet., DVM, Dipl. ECVP, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, elvang@sund.ku.dk

Páll S. Leifsson, associate professor, PhD, DVM, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Mette Sif Hansen, associate professor, PhD, DVM, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Louise Kruse Jensen, professor, dr. med., DVM, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Kristiane Barington, associate professor, dr. med. vet., DVM, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Henrik Elvang Jensen, professor, dr. med. vet., DVM, Dipl. ECVP, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

27-31 May 2024

Course location
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Frederiksberg Campus

Please register before 1 April 2024

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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