2019-2020 Course Catalog 
  
    Jul 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog
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CM 637 - Biomedicine III


Credit(s): 4.00

This course series, which starts in the second year of the program, introduces students to the biomedical approach to health and illness. Following an overview of foundational concepts of organic chemistry, biochemistry and cell biology, students learn the anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of the major body structures, organs and systems, together with an overview of their known pathologies. Students learn the basic pathophysiological mechanisms of disease as understood through the biomedical perspective, and develop an understanding of important laboratory markers, diagnostic imaging, and clinical findings relevant to each system discussed. In addition, pertinent pharmacological and microbiological concepts are discussed. Through quizzes, class discussion and case studies, students will develop the ability to integrate biomedical and classical Chinese medical concepts regarding disease processes, and to view biomedical knowledge from the perspective of whole-systems science. The goal of this course series is to enable students to cultivate a broad understanding of conventional biomedical sciences, which will be useful in their future clinical training.  Prerequisite(s): These courses are to be taken in the ordered sequence



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