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Pathophysiology (BIOL 2226)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2

Description: This course provides an in-depth study of the chemical, biological and psychological process involved with alterations of health, using systemic and nonsystemic approaches. This course is offered BOTH on campus and as a Web course.

Topical Outline:
1. Genetic, epigenetic, and the environmental causes of injury, changes to homeostasis (including acid-base and fluid-electrolyte), and disease
2. Effect of genetics on drug selection and dosage
3. Changes to structures change functions to change homeostasis at various levels of organization in the nervous, cardiovascular, excretory, endocrine, inflammatory, immune, respiratory systems
4. Causes and consequences of obesity, diabetes, and related disorders
5. Normal and abnormal inflammatory and immune responses to injury, antigens, and pathogens
6. Prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer based on accumulated mutations and molecular differences in cancer cells and cancer progression

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the nature of disease
2. Understand the fundamental concepts of disease and the physiologic and morphologic changes accompanying disease
3. Demonstrate abundant knowledge of disease processes, mechanisms and etiologies to intensify their interest in medical, nursing, and other allied-health fields
4. Analyze and synthesize disease information through problem-solving work

Prerequisites:  BIOL 2225