School of Medicine

The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science module, part II

The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science module, part II, provides integrated foundational knowledge in pathology, behavioral science, pharmacology, and microbiology necessary for future organ systems module learning. Topics covered in behavioral science include medico-legal issues, epidemiology, and ethics. Microbiology and immunology will play a prominent role in this module and will cover cell and humoral-based immune responses as well as introductions to viruses, gram positive and gram negative bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and worms. Concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics as well as drugs affecting the adrenergic and cholinergic systems are introduced. Topics presented in pathology will include cell pathology, inflammation and repair, immunopathology, infection, and environmental pathology. In general, this module encompasses basic information that is necessary for understanding what is presented in the organ systems-based modules which follow.

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