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BIO 241 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

BIO 241 – Pathophysiology

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: BIO 241 Pathophysiology

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in BIO 103 or BIO 121 or placement

Co-requisites:  BIO 104 or BIO 122                            Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course will emphasize disease mechanisms, the various responses of the body to restore homeostasis, and the affect of these responses on normal function.  Pathogenesis will be viewed at the molecular, cellular, tissue and systematic levels and be correlated with signs and symptoms.  Diagnostic procedures and the rationale or treatment modalities will be covered for model diseases.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. apply basic science concepts and physiological processes to discuss pathological processes and disease;
  2. describe the adaptive and compensatory responses of the human body;
  3. explain differences in pathological processes and manifestations across the life span;
  4. critically analyze the impact of physiological and pathological changes on health and illness;
  5. differentiate between normal physiological and pathological processes in the human body; and
  6. examine the relationship between pluralistic factors and pathophysiological processes.