Introduction to Pathophysiology: Disease States in the Human Body
An introductory course that provides an overview of the mechanisms and consequences of disease based on physiological dysfunction in the major organ systems.
What you can 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 as an overview of 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).
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/ speakers, and webcam. Coursework must be submitted as Microsoft Word or Excel attachments.
Early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: June 26, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.