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The Fundamental Biology of Wo/man and Its Implications in Health
MB&B 110
Spring 2010 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 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 enhancing drugs, positive and negative effects of alcohol consumption, tobacco use and respiratory health) will then be explored in a case studies/discussion-based format to elucidate key principles as well as disease mechanisms.

Essential Capabilities: 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JAN-16-2022
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