Spring 2009 not offered
In this course we will explore why the human body behaves as it does both in its normal and diseased states. We will start out the course with a generalized overview of anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems of the body in order to provide a solid foundation for our later studies. Diseases (e.g., cancer, diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, Crohn's) as well as current topics of interest (e.g., physical/mental stress, exercise benefits, caloric restriction, performance enhancement drugs, positive and negative effects of alcohol consumption, tobacco use and respiratory health) will then be explored in a case studies/discussion-based format in order to elucidate key principles as well as disease mechanisms.
Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
Interpretation: Clinical scientific data will be utilized in a case study format in order to integrate concepts from lecture with real-life scenarios.
Logical Reasoning: Reasoning through scientific data/information in order to understand the integrated nature of human body systems within an organism.
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Handouts and a text TBA
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In-class examinations and presentations will be used as assessment tools in the course.
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Limited reservation about science courses and enthusiasm to explore human biology.
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