commonly occurring (as supported by Health
Canada statistics/data) conditions across several organ systems.
- Inflammation and Healing
- The Study of Pathophysiology
- Cellular Changes
- Mechanism of Inflammation
- Acute and Chronic Inflammation
- The Healing Process
- Disorders of the Immune System
- Hypersensitivity Reactions
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Benign and Malignant Tumors
- Cancer: Pathophysiology, Etiology and Treatment
- Examples of Malignant Tumors
- Blood Disorders
- The Anemias and Polycythemia
- Blood-clotting Disorders
- The Leukemias
- Cardiovascular Disorders
- Coronary Artery Disease and Myocardial Infarction
- Heart Failure
- Cardiac Dysrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation)
- Arterial and Venous Disorders
- Respiratory Disorders
- Lung Obstruction
- Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Digestive Disorders
- Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Hepatic and Pancreatic Disorders
- Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Urinary Disorders
- Urinary Tract Obstructions
- Renal Failure
- Neurological Disorders
- General Effects of Neurological Dysfunction
- Acute Neurological Disorders
- Chronic Neurological Disorders
- Endocrine Disorders
- Insulin and Diabetes Mellitus
- Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Related Glands Dysfunctions
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Bone Disorders
- Joint Disorders
- Reproductive System Disorders
- Disorders of the Male Reproductive system
- Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Learning activities include lecture and group discussion, case study analysis and group/individual projects.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on some of the following:
|Midterm Exam I||20% - 30%|
|Midterm Exam II||20% - 30%|
|Term Project||10% - 15%|
|Final Exam||25% - 35%|
Upon completion of BIOL 2200, the student will be able to:
- Explain the role of pathophysiology in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- Describe the common cellular changes underlying disease processes.
- Explain the mechanism, types and effects of inflammation.
- Describe the healing process.
- Describe the mechanism and clinical effects of the various types of hypersensitivity reactions.
- Discuss the mechanism of autoimmunity and provide examples of autoimmune disorders.
- Explain the causes and effects of immunodeficiency.
- Distinguish between benign and malignant tumours.
- Describe the stages of carcinogenesis.
- Discuss the signs and principles of therapies and prognosis of commonly occurring forms of cancer.
- Describe and compare the etiopathology, manifestations and treatment of various forms of anemia, polycythemia and coagulation disorders.
- Compare acute and chronic leukemia.
- Describe and compare the etiopathology, manifestations and treatment of various cardiovascular disorders.
- Discuss the causes, signs and effects of disorders of the respiratory tract and obstructive lung disorders.
- Discuss the causes, signs and effects of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas.
- Describe the etiopathology, manifestations and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract and kidneys.
- Explain some of the general signs (particularly those associated with increased intracranial pressure) and symptoms of neurological disorders.
- Describe and compare the etiopathology, manifestations and treatment of acute and chronic neurological disorders.
- Discuss the etiopathology, signs and effects of disruption in the functioning of selected endocrine glands.
- Compare the various types of fractures and describe the healing process in bone.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of osteoporosis.
- Describe and compare the etiopathology and manifestations of the various forms of arthritis.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of various disorders of the male and female reproductive system.
- Describe common sexually transmitted diseases.
Hannon R., Pooler, P., and Porth, C., Porth Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States Canadian Edition (Current Edition), Wolters Kluwer.
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
- No corequisite courses
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU BIOL 2XX (3)||2012/05/01 to -|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN BIOL 220 (3)||2012/05/01 to -|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC NURS 202 (3)||2019/01/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR BIOL 2XX (3)||2012/01/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU BIOL 2XXX (3) or KPU NRSG 1XXX (3)||2012/05/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU BIOL 2XXX (3)||2019/05/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG BIOL 2XXX (3)||2018/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG BIOL 2192 (3)||2014/05/01 to 2018/08/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU HSCI 321 (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU HLSC 2550 (3)||2012/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO BIOL 2nd (3)||2012/05/01 to 2016/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO HINT 231 (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV BIOL 2nd (3)||2012/05/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC NURS 202 (3)||2020/05/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC HHSC 301 (3)||2012/05/01 to 2018/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BIO 3XX (3) or UFV HSC 2XX (3)||2018/05/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BIO 3XX (3)||2012/05/01 to 2018/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC BIOL 2XX (1.5)||2012/05/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU BIOL 2nd (3)||2012/05/01 to -|