Concepts in Human Health & Disease - Fully Online

Course Code: NATS 1670 A Fully Online 6.0

Instructor's Name: Motti Anafi

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 such things as the immune system in health and disease (vaccination, organ transplantation); infectious diseases (sexually transmitted diseases, blood-blood transmitted disease, recent diseases - HIV, avian flu); human cancer (DNA mutations and cancer, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, treatment of cancer); social and economic issues related to human health (drug discovery, the human genome project, human cloning); new antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer therapies; gene therapy.

Course Format:

Fully Online (equivalent to six lecture hours per week as this course runs at double speed).

Course Credit Exclusions:

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

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple arithmetical calculation at about Grade 10 level.

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