A course designed for students with particular interests in nutrition and biology. The course presents basic concepts of disease in the cells, tissues, organs and fluids of the body. Emphasis will be on disease processes resulting from physical, toxic and microbiological and other causes.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Define terminology and concepts of general pathology;
- Outline the basic processed resulting from neoplastic, physical, toxic, microbiological and immunologic causes;
- Describe major principles underlying basic tissue and organ changes and how these changes course potentially lead to disease; and
- Differentiate between accurate and inaccurate information in current health issues in popular culture related to the principles of disease.
- Cell Degeneration and Death
- Changes in Blood Flow and Body Fluid Balance
- The Immune Response
- Healing and Repair
Prerequisite(s): 1.50 credits in biology
|Assessment Item||Weight||Learning Outcomes|
|Quizzes (6)||5%||1, 2, 3|
|Midterm 1||10%||1, 2, 3|
|Midterm 2||10%||1, 2, 3|
|Midterm 3||10%||1, 2, 3|
|Online Exam (Cumulative)||65%||1, 2, 3, 4|
Additional Technical Requirements
This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:
- Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
- Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
- For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
- Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
- Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
- A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.
*Course details are subject to change.