PHS 38500 Biological Basis of Health and Disease

This course introduces students to the bio-physiologic concepts underlying health and disease. Concepts of health and illnesses will be explored within the context of communities. The course provides individuals from diverse backgrounds with a working knowledge of how genetics, behaviors and environment influence our life course and shape health status. Emphasis will be placed on diseases of public health relevance, including infectious and genetic diseases and chronic disorders such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity.




PHS 20000 with a C or better.