HI130: Pathophysiology - 4 Hours
Prerequisite: BIO110, HI100
This course provides an introduction to the study of pathophysiology. Diseases that affect humans can range from mild to severe and can be acute or chronic. We will discuss how some diseases are localized versus others that become systemic. We will discuss the predisposition of certain disease processes based on heredity, baseline health status and coexisting factors such as the use of medications, caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol. Students will describe the Standard Precaution guidelines for disease prevention and identify laboratory and imaging data that is specific to each disease process. Genetics and diseases that affect the human body throughout the life cycle will be explored; building upon concepts utilized in BIO110.