Learning activities include lecture and group discussion, case study analysis and group/individual projects.
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
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.
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%|
Huether, S. and McCance, K. Understanding Pathophysiology (Current Edition). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier
or other equivalent textbooks to be considered