Medical Physiology/Pathophysiology


Study of the function and regulation of the organ systems of the body and physiological integration of the systems to maintain homeostasis, clearly differentiating between normal/medical physiologic process and pathophysiology. Course content includes the physiologic principles and control mechanisms that maintain homeostasis; neural and hormonal homeostatic control mechanisms; and the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, immune, reproductive, and endocrine systems. The pathophysiology material is divided into two segments. The first segment covers general principles and mechanisms of disease such as cellular damage and repair, immune response, neoplasia, effects of changes in fluid balance, etc. The second segment emphasizes individual diseases of various organs and systems of the body. Clinical scenarios are incorporated throughout the course where appropriate to assist students in correlating normal/medical physiology with the pathophysiologic outcomes they may encounter in the clinical setting. (Formerly PHA315) 5 Credits (5 Lecture) Corequisite(s): HTH333 or PHA375. Fall Only.