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Pathophysiology (11:067:490)

(3 Credits)

Typically Offered: Spring Semester.

Prerequisites and Other Registration Restrictions: Prerequisite is a semester of physiology including: Integrative Physiology (11:067:300) or Systems Physiology (01:146:356).

Format: This is a lecture-based course. Additional help is provided through office hours or by appointment.

Description: This is an intense course that will provide students with an understanding of the main failure of each of the physiological systems involved in a mammalian organism, how their main functions are compromised, how their functional mechanisms are altered, and how the different systems temporally interact with each other in an attempt to maintain homeostatic balance. There will be a large amount of material to understand. It is expected that all students in the class have a solid foundation from material they studied in physiology, as this information will serve as the foundation to discuss various pathological states.

Examinations: There are no make-up exams. If a student has a valid problem with an exam date, this must be discussed with the course instructor BEFORE the exam. If a student fails to do so and does not show up to take the exam at the appointed time, a grade of "F" might be assigned for the missing exam at the discretion of the instructor.

Syllabus (166k PDF) (may be subject to change)


Dr. Anna Hausmann