Principles of Health and Disease
This course is designed to introduce the student to altered physiologic concepts affecting individuals and the biologic basis for disease. The course emphasizes the importance of exercise and healthy lifestyles in preventing disease and altering disease outcomes. The course builds upon knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology, beginning with the basis of cellular biology, cancer, the infection process and the immune system. A focus on specific body systems and common disorders will also be covered. A case study approach will be utilized to provide a comprehensive overview of the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of disease in adults and children. PREREQ: PHED 2506/7. (lec 3) cr 3.