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Human Biology

Module MEMA-STRB001

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Medicine.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MEMA-STRB001 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Focus Area Imaging in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- Fundamentals of general and special anatomy and histology of tissues
- Fundamentals of special anatomy of organs
- Fundamentals of topographical anatomy and roentgen anatomy
- Fundamentals of general and special pathology of diseases
- Fundamentals of physiology and pathophysiology of organs and organ systems
- Radiation exposure and effect on the human body
- Aftermath and consequences onto the functions of the human body

Learning Outcome

After participating in module 1 of the TUM MSc Radiation Biology students acquire the competence
- to understand the anatomical, pathological and pathophysiological features of the different morbidities which may occur weeks, months or years after radiotherapy in the radiation exposed organs,
- to characterize the anatomical, pathological and pathophysiological features of the different manifestations of radiation diseases which may occur after accidental radiation exposures,
- to describe the anatomical, pathological and pathophysiological features of the late and very late morbidities such as cancer and non-cancer diseases which may occur after low and intermediate doses from occupational or radiological exposures.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of lectures and seminars in which the interactions of the anatomical, pathological and pathophysiological manifestations of specific diseases and their clinical symptoms are discussed as an integrated program of organ specific blocks. Students are supposed to be encouraged to study textbooks, which are intended for students from Medicine in (Pre-)clinic or for the apprenticeship in medical assistant jobs, to deepen the knowledge of the lectures.


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The written module examination tests whether the competences described above have been achieved by requesting the answer to questions in free text which demands the combination of anatomical, pathological, physiological and pathophysiological knowledge to describe the radiation-induced transformations in the anatomy of the human, as well as the physiological functions of the human body. Duration: 90 min.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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