College of Arts + Science
This course integrates the specific characteristics and mechanisms of normal and abnormal functioning of tissues and organs of the human body organized in a systems-based approach. This includes principles of cell and organ physiology, and the disruption of normal homeostatic mechanisms that progresses beyond the compensatory capabilities of the human body. Systems covered in depth will include: HEENT, dermatology, cardiovascular, pulmonary systems, renal, endocrine system, gastroenterology, neurology, infectious disease, hematology/oncology, rheumatology and the musculoskeletal system with an emphasis on etiologies of disease and homeostatic mechanisms. Students will learn the relationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular, tissue organ and systemic levels.