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BIO 241 - Pathophysiology

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 161 , BIO 162  

This course provides an in depth study of the predisposing factors and direct causes of diseases, as well as their effects on the body. The course includes a systemic approach to the basic disease process in terms of etiology, symptomatology, general pathological changes, diagnostic procedures and treatments.

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

  1. Explain why and how diseases occur.
  2. Describe the process by which one approaches disease(s) and arrives at a diagnosis.
  3. Identify the mechanism and response of cells to injury.
  4. Discuss diseases of the blood and cardiovascular system.
  5. Examine disorders of movement, sensation and neurological function.
  6. Discuss diseases of immunity.
  7. Examine the sequela of gastrointestinal disorders.
  8. Describe alterations in renal function.
  9. Examine disorders of respiratory function.
  10. Discuss the pathogenesis of reproductive disorders.
  11. Identify alterations of the endocrine system.
Listed Topics
  1. Cell reponses to injury
  2. Diagnostic procedures
  3. Etiological agents
  4. Signs and symptoms of disease
  5. General pathological changes
  6. Therapy and treatment protocols
  7. Prognosis
Reference Materials
Textbook and contemporary learning materials.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/14/2006

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