PHA209 Principles of Pathophysiology and Immunology
[4–0, 4 cr.]
This course covers the pathophysiologic processes of cellular and tissue death, inflammation, infection, the pathophysiology of genetic as well as environmental and nutritional disorders. Alterations in cellular proliferation and differentiation (cancer) and hemodynamic and blood cell disorders are covered. An extensive description of the immune system structure and function are also covered and followed by discussions of immunologic disorders. Pertinent laboratory data and diagnostic approaches are studied wherever applicable. Interrelation between the various pathologic processes are explored and explained. Case studies are presented for each system to illustrate the clinical connections.
Prerequisite: PHA202 Medical Anatomy & Physiology
Co-requisite: Pre-Professional Year 2 status