Introduction to Pathophysiology: Disease States in the Human Body
What you will learn.
- Identify the interaction of human physiology and organ specific diseases
- Explore signs and symptoms of cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular diseases
- Identify the association between health-related behaviors and diseases
About this course:
This course is designed to overview the mechanisms and consequences of disease, based on physiological dysfunction in the major organ systems. Each organ system is introduced by a brief and basic review covering normal structure and function, followed by the pathology and some common disorders of each system. Discussion includes common clinical presentations of disease and the mechanisms underlying signs and symptoms. Diseases covered include cardiovascular, cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, hepatitis, infections and diseases of the kidney and cardiovascular system (some topics may vary by quarter). Basic college-level chemistry and biology and a human physiology course are strongly recommended.
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 2, 2018. No refund after October 9, 2018. Internet access required. Materials required.