Molecular Pathogenesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Explain the molecular pathogenesis of common diseases
  • Describe how disease processes can originate


  • Obtain a deeper knowledge into the molecular pathogenesis of common diseases arising in man through relevant scientific literature, compared to that previously obtained through classical textbook material
  • Find new hypothesis’ of molecular pathogenesis in common diseases
  • Work with scientific literature in-depth and get an insight into what qualifies as high-quality research
  • Apply knowledge of molecular methods, and how these are used in scientific research to obtain new knowledge and hypothesis’ of disease pathogenesis


  • Synthesise a deeper knowledge about how common diseases arise and be able to suggest likely targets for therapy based on current research hypothesis within disease pathogenesis
  • Be able to reflect critically on research literature
  • Be able to facilitate a scientific discussion based on presentations and scientific literature
  • Be able to find relevant scientific literature and present current and new hypothesis of molecular pathogenesis leading to disease progression

Type of instruction

  • Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises and individual study


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Presentation must be approved in order for the students to attend the exam


Name of examMolecular Pathogenesis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsPlease refer to the semester description.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleMolekylær patogenese
Module codeMEDMS24K1_3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine