Physiopathology Module

Learning objectives

The aim of the physiopathology module is to understand the fundamental basis of clinical diagnosis and explain the integration of morphological methods including those derived from molecular biology into the diagnostic process.


Course Prerequisites

Attendance of this module requires a good knowledge of major molecular/cellular components and mechanisms. There will be no refresher courses at the beginning of the module. Albert's "Molecular Biology Of the Cell" (Chapters 1 to 18) is a good reference book if students need to upgrade their knowledge of molecular and cellular biology.


Course organization

Hours of lectures: 21 h

Visit of the Pathology lab and slide session: 1.5 h

Number of credits: 5 ECTS


Course material

“Pathologic Basis of Disease” (ROBINS & COTRAN, Saunders Elsevier, 8th Edition) will be the reference textbook for the Physiopathology module.

PDF files will be available for each lecture.


Assessment and evaluation of the students

-Multiple choice questions – 1 h (50% of the mark)

All multiple choice questions will include five possible answers. One or more answers will be possible for each question.

-Oral exam – 10 minute oral presentation (without slides) on a given topic (50% of the mark)




The physiological and pathophysiological roles of urocortins

Zsolt Bagosi, M.D., Ph.D.


Recent advances in alcoholic liver disease

Zsolt Bagosi, M.D., Ph.D.


The role of kisspeptin in neuroendocrine disorders

Krisztina Csabafi, M.D., Ph.D.


The pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

Dr. habil Miklós Jászberényi, M.D., Ph.D.


Disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

Dr. habil Miklós Jászberényi, M.D., Ph.D.


Abnormalities of LDL metabolism

Zsófia Mezei-Leprán, M.D., Ph.D.


Role of the platelets in inflammation and immunity

Zsófia Mezei-Leprán, M.D., Ph.D.


The pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis

Dr. habil Zoltán Rakonczay, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. 


Recent advances in autoimmune pancreatitis: type 1 and type 2

Dr. habil Zoltán Rakonczay, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. 


Ghrelin and obestatin -The gut brain relationship

Julia Szakács M.D.


Biomarkers in cardiac diseases

Julia Szakács M.D.