BIOL122C: Basic Pathophysiology

Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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Designed to provide the student with an understanding of the various mechanisms by which human diseases develop. Includes a survey of common disorders involving each of the major body systems.


Students must pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.
  • Students must take either BIOL120C (or higher) or BIOL 195C, plus BIOL 196C.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Explain the inflammatory and immune responses.
  2. Differentiate between the types and characteristics of microorganisms responsible for human infectious diseases.
  3. Describe the mechanisms by which deviations from normal health occur, including but not limited to: infectious agents, carcinogens, genetic abnormalities, and mechanical injury.