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2015-2016 Academic Catalog (Jan 2016) 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog (Jan 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 1021 - Common Mechanisms of Disease

Cr Hrs: 9 115-7-0

Spring term of year one. This course will cover fundamental information on mechanisms common to multiple diseases, to include basic aspects of cell injury, repair/regeneration, inflammation, immunopathology, neoplasia, nutrition, underlying genetic causes, and addictive life styles. It will also expose students to basic aspects of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics; basic microbial structure, classification, physiology, and genetics; the immune response to infections; and fundamentals of laboratory diagnosis in the practice of medicine. Instruction includes live and pre-recorded lectures, small group sessions, team-based learning sessions, laboratory exercises, and clinical pathophysiology conferences. The course will provide a foundation for subsequent understanding of the causes, response, diagnosis, and pharmacologic treatment of common diseases as well as the pathology and pathophysiology of organ systems.
Grade Mode: Standard
Instructional Method: Preclinical course
Location offered: Memphis
Term offered: Spring

Instructor of Record, Spring: Mark A Miller
Additional Instructor 1, Spring: Trevor W Sweatman
Additional Instructor 2, Spring: Mary Peyton Gupta
Additional Instructor 3, Spring: James Patrick Ryan

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