Lecturers’ comments

“Pathology is a bridge between preclinical and clinical phase of the medical student life. It is about life, death and the morphological aspects of the human body. It is about how to understand the cell structure based on microscope, genes, DNA and the personal experience. It is about you, looking deeply into the human tissue. It is about pathological processes that can be healed or can induce complications. Pathology is a universe in which the well-defined disorders are re-discovered through the microscope lens. I hope to meet you and learn together about our amazing body, from morphology to DNA gaps.”

 Chair of Pathology Department
Prof. Simona Gurzu, Ph.D.

Dozenten Cristina Oana MARGINEAN

“I am teaching students in the field of pediatrics in their fifth year of medical studies and am very happy to share my knowledge, my expertise and to raise their interest regarding child care. It is also very important to learn to communicate with children, to understand and to empathize with them, because I think that Pediatrics is one of the most empathetic jobs.

Also, our university is involved in a very big process of curricular reform and I hope that you will like the new teaching methods, such as team-based learning, case-based learning or new methods of communication!

Come to the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology! It will be a chance for you, a pleasure for us and a challenge for all!

See you at the beginning of the new university year 2019! Good luck with the admissions process!”

Chair of Pediatrics Department
Vice-Rector of UMFST of Targu Mures
Prof. Cristina Oana Marginean, Ph.D.

Dozenten Rodica BALASA

“Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with the structure, the function and the disorders of the nervous system. Neurology involves the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and diseases that include central and peripheral nervous systems (and their subdivisions, the autonomic and somatic nervous systems), including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle. Neurology teaches also about the physical signs applicable to the brain and investigations of nervous system.

Neurology has made much progress since years 2000 in the magnetic resonance era. Several recent advances have made neurology a practical, therapeutic science.

Another area where progress has been rapid is in immunological disorders as multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.

During a neurological examination, the neurologist reviews the patient’s health history with special attention to the current condition. The patient then takes a neurological exam. Typically, the exam tests mental status, function of the cranial nerves (including vision), strength, reflexes, coordination, sensation, cognitive functions and gait. This information helps the neurologist determine whether the problem exists in the nervous system and the clinical localization. Localization of the pathology is the key process by which neurologists develop their differential diagnosis. Further tests may be needed to confirm a diagnosis and ultimately guide therapy and appropriate management.

Neurologists and students at our discipline may also be involved in clinical research, clinical trials, and basic or translational research. Many of neurologists in our discipline also have additional training or interest in one area of neurology, such as stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular, sleep medicine, pain management, multiple sclerosis, neuroimaging, neurorehabilitation or movement disorders.

In my humble opinion, there is no other medical specialty more intriguing than neurology, as the brain tries to understand itself.”

Chair of Neurology Department
Prof. Rodica Balasa, Ph.D.


“Anatomy represents a subject that you will study in the very first year. You may wonder why, but you will find that this is the right path. Knowing the human body, in a very detailed manner, starting with the first of 206 bones, muscles, vessels, nerves, until to the most complicated regions of the brain, you will be able to diagnose illness, to understand how they affect the human body and the most important, to know how to treat patients. Surgical procedures would not exist without a strong knowledge about anatomy. So, my future colleagues, let’s start doing medicine in the right and innovative way in Hamburg, having as a first step the Anatomy. I can assure you that you will find it interesting, useful, and widespread in medical practice.”

 Anatomy Department
Associate Prof. Mircea Muresan, Ph.D.

Dozenten Angela BORDA

“Histology is the study of normal structure of tissues and organs.  Maybe you are wondering why it is important to be studied in the early years of medicine. First of all because it will help you understand how structure and function are integrated into molecules, cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. Structure always follows function and this relationship is crucial for the ability of each organ to perform its function and for the organism to function as a whole. And secondly, knowledge of the normal structure is essential for understanding pathology. To be able to define the abnormal you must have a clear understanding of the normal.

Histology is far from being a static discipline. In recent years a lot of new techniques, added to the conventional microscopic study, have allowed the development of our knowledge about the normal structure. We invite you to join us in this amazing adventure of discovering all the secrets hidden to the naked eye of how our body is made.”

Chair of Histology Department
Vice Rector of UMFST of Targu Mures
Prof. Angela Borda, Ph.D.