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General Pathology II



This module is an in-depth course on immunopathological disease aspects. It further elaborates on the basic topics which have been dealt with in General Pathology I. The main themes are:

  • Immunopathology (in particular transplantation and tumor immunology)

  • Inflammation

  • Infectious diseases

All themes focus on understanding disease processes and their histopathological correlates. Diseases will be discussed in terms of etiology, pathogenesis, morphologic changes and clinical significance. The subject matter will be illustrated with diseases that exemplify the disease processes studied. Following introductory lectures, comprehensive lectures and clinical demonstrations, the subject matter will be studied and dealt with in (computer-aided) tutorials.In addition, optional research or clinical conferences can be attended to elaborate upon a topic of choice.

Course objectives

  • To further familiarize yourself with pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, by studying selected topics from systematic pathology.

  • To make you further acquainted with disease processes in terms of etiology, pathogenesis, morphological changes and clinical significance.

  • To further improve your discussion and presentation skills