This is an introductory course to human pathophysiology. The basic principles of human disease processes are reviewed. Fundamentals of cell biology, inflammation, the immune system and cancer biology are covered. Diseases caused by genetic defects and developmental aberrations are discussed. The specific part covers diseases of all major organ systems of the human body: Blood, the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and endocrine systems. Diseases of the skin, bone, muscle and of the eyes and ears complete the pathophysiological survey. This course will prepare the student to make a more informed connection between the subjects of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. (3,0,0)
BIOL 101/102 or BIOL 131/132 and CHEM 11 or 040 or 0401/0402.