This course introduces students to a basic understanding of the causes, natural history, and pathophysiology of common disease processes.
Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
1 Describe the role of microorganisms in infectious diseases.
2 Describe immunity and mechanisms of host resistance.
3 Describe the principles of infection control, and the effects of antibiotics and vaccines.
Dysfunctions and Common Diseases
1 Identify causal factors of the common diseases.
2 Describe the processes of tissue damage, inflammation and healing.
3 Identify signs and symptoms of common diseases.
4 Describe biomedical disease classification systems.