Physiological Mechanisms of Health and Disease

SPH EH 710

This course provides students with a detailed working knowledge of the normal mechanisms of human body function. It is most appropriate for MS and PhD students, though it is available to all students. Physiological mechanisms are studied from the molecular level to the level of organ systems, and emphasis is placed on understanding how body processes are regulated and integrated so as to achieve homeostasis characteristic of a normal, healthy individual. Students will become acquainted with both the gross and histological anatomy of major organs. For each system covered, a case study of a disease of significant public health interest is used to reinforce basic physiological principles, and to acquaint students with physiological measurements commonly used in clinical settings. This course is recommended for all students who need a substantive understanding of human physiology for subsequent coursework. This course will be of special value to students whom expect their careers to involve close interaction with health care providers.

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Van Seventer INS 213 MW 10:00 am-11:50 am MED Campus

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