Pathophysiology IV

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semesters 1-4

Typically offered in

Autumn/Spring semester

Course description

1. Introduction: Laboratory diagnostics

2. Hematology I. Methods of examining cellular components of the blood. Morphyology of the red blood cell system. Examination of anaemia.

3. Hematology II. Examination of the granulocyte and megacariocyte system..

4. Hematology III. Examination of malignant diseases of the bone-marrow.

5. Hematology IV. Laboratory examination of the immune system

6. Hematology V. Examination of malignant proliferation of the lymphocyte-macrophage system.

7. Examination of the plasma-proteins.

8. Examination of plasma enymes, synovial and pleural fluids, and the liquor.

9. Examinatuion of the lipid- and purin-metabolism.

10. Analysis of calcium- and phosphate metabolism.

11. Examination of hypothalamic and hypophyseal functions.

12. Laboratory examination of the thyroid functions.

13. Laboratory examination of the adrenal and gonadal functions.

14. Summary.

  • Carol Porth: Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011, ISBN 9781582557243

  • Ivan Damjanov: Pathophysiology, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008, ISBN 9781455742332