Concepts of Human Health and Disease

Course Code: NATS 1670 A 6.0

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Course Description:

The main objective of this course is to develop the understanding of important concepts and principles related to the susceptibility to diseases, and to broaden students' knowledge of medical biology in a multi-disciplinary manner. This course gives students an overview of medical biology, consolidating knowledge on basic and applied biology with social and ethical issues related to human health, in a manner that is applicable and relevant to practical health decisions made by young people. Topics will include the immune system in health and disease, vaccination and passive immunization; infectious diseases(sexually transmitted diseases, blood-blood transmitted disease such as HIV and hepatitis B); human cancer (smoking tobacco products, DNA mutations and cancer): social and economic issues related to human health (antibacterial and antiviral drug discovery and drug resistance, acceptance and rejection of vaccines).

Course Format:

Three lecture hours weekly, accompanied by one tutorial hour.

Course Credit Exclusions:

NCR Note: This course is not open to any student who has passed or is taking SC/BIOL 1000 3.00, SC/BIOL 1001 3.00 or SC/BIOL 1010 6.00.

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple arithmetical calculation at about Grade 10 level.

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