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BIO 160 - Introduction to Human Pathology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 110  or BIO 151  

This is a course that introduces students to the major medical and surgical diseases. Basic biological concepts essential to the understanding of diseases and disease processes are stressed. Etiology, diagnoses and stages of the disease process are presented.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define basic concepts and characteristics of diseases.
  2. Describe basic procedures used in the diagnosis of diseases.
  3. Outline cellular response to injury in the body.
  4. Compare cells and tissues in normal and diseased conditions.
  5. Describe basic defense mechanisms of the body and immune disorders.
  6. Relate basic concepts of microbiology with diseases.
  7. Describe the general nature, course and diagnostic manifestations of major diseases of body systems.
Listed Topics
  1. General concepts of disease and defining characteristics
  2. Diagnostic procedures
  3. Diseases affecting the body as a whole
  4. Diseases of specific body systems
  5. Immune system response (non-specific and specific defenses)
Reference Materials
Textbook and contemporary learning materials.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 03/26/2007

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