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552.608.81 Biologic, Genetic and Infectious Bases of Human Disease

Department:
Extradepartmental
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
0.5 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Dates:
Mon 10/28/2019 - Mon 11/25/2019
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Contact:
Course Facilitator
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Focuses on the basics of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and infectious agents. Explains concepts that link basic biology to disease and population health. Illustrates application of biologic and genetic principles to population health using case studies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of cellular function and how cellular dysfunction contributes to pathology
  2. Explain how infectious agents contribute to disease in human populations
  3. Explain how genetic factors contribute to disease in human populations
  4. Apply cellular and genetic principles to understanding of model disease
Methods of Assessment:

Participation: 20%, Interim Assessment: 40%, Final: 40%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required