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.
Course OutlineAn introductory course that provides an overview of the mechanisms and consequences of disease based on physiological dysfunction in the major organ systems.
RecommendationsBasic college-level chemistry and a human anatomy course are strongly recommended.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required