940326 Pathophysiology for biotechnologists

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pifl, Christian , Pietschmann, Peter
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Part of Prof. Christian Pifl (Center of Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna): neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Morbus Alzheimer, Morbus Parkinson, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

Part of Prof. Peter Pietschmann (Institute of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Vienna): diabetes, adipositas, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of the course, the participants will have gained
- a general understanding of the physiological processes that lead to the development of chronic and acute metabolic disorders
- knowledge of the most important therapeutic approaches for the treatment of patients with such diseases.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.