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Global Health: Inequality, Culture, and Human Well Being Around the World

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Applied Research Strategies in Pharm/Tox.

Athlete 101: The Science of Training

Bacteriology: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly

Behind the Breakthroughs: Using Laboratory Organisms in Biomedical Research

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects the Health of Black Lives and Communities

Body at Work: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease

In this course students will study the major organ systems of the body, investigate normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology, and examine common diseases and injuries that affect the body’s organ systems.
Students considering a career in the health professions will find this course provides a solid foundation in the study of human form and function, and emphasizes the perspective of the practicing medical professional.
This course will also teach students to become better stewards of their own health, and learn to interact more effectively with their own doctors.

Students study the normal anatomy and physiology of these organ systems:
• Skeletal system
• Muscular system
• Cardiovascular system
• Respiratory system
• Nervous system
• Digestive system

Students will learn about the normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology of the selected systems, and will consider effects of disease and injury within each system, including:
• how the normal anatomy and physiology is changed by disease
• the most common causes of disease
• steps one may take to decrease the risk of disease
• how the injury or disease process affects the patient’s life
• the epidemiology of the disease
• common, emerging, and alternative treatments
• outcomes of treatments

Students complete online learning modules, conduct their own web-based research, participate in on-line discussions, writing assignments, and quizzes, and attend virtual anatomy lab visits, radiology sessions, and surgeries.
• Explore human anatomy and physiology through diagnostic imaging, self-paced learning modules, and case studies
• Visit the virtual human anatomy lab for an up-close view of the brain, lungs, liver, and other anatomical structures
• Perform virtual interviews with specialists in each of the areas studied
• Explore disease processes and how they impact normal human anatomy
• Test, diagnose and treat virtual patients with anatomical and physiological abnormalities
• Utilizing knowledge gained during the course, create a patient case study including disease description, treatment options and recommendations

As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the normal anatomy and function of some of the major organ systems of the body.
• Describe the effects of common pathologies/disease states on the anatomy and function of those organ systems.
• Understand how those pathologies present (what their symptoms are), clinical tests that are used to aid/confirm diagnosis of those pathologies, treatments of those pathologies, and the long-term effects of those treatments.
• Write clearly and succinctly, using proper medical terminology.
• Identify legitimate sources of medical information on the internet.

Prerequisites: One year of high school biology.

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Medical Diagnostics: Observation, Interpretation, the Art of Being a Better MD

Statistics in the Real World

Hands-On Medicine: A Week in the Life of a Medical Student

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Your Body Your Rules: An Interdisciplinary Unpacking of Reproductive Justice

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Personality Disorders Through the Lifespan: Phenomenology, Treatment, and Controversies

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The Science of Self-Destructive Behaviors

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Tobacco, Disease and the Industry: cigs, e-cigs and more

We're All Breathing the Same Air: The Impact of Power and Privilege on Public Health

Gender, Race and Class in Medical Research and Practice

Informed Leadership: Science, Technology and Society

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