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Academic Catalog

University of Saint Joseph    
  Jan 24, 2018
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 217 - Culture, Health and Illness

3 Credits
This course provides an in-depth study of the following diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological pathologies (namely depression and Alzheimer's), and Human Immunodeficiency and AIDS. Emphasis will be placed on the hereditary and non-hereditary aspect of each condition, progression, screening and diagnosis as well as traditional and newly developed therapies for disease treatment. The course will also provide a cross-cultural study of the etiology of each condition and measures recommended for disease prevention. The laboratory exercises focus on the molecular and cellular aspects of each condition and survey their impact on the various organ systems of the human body. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Laboratory fee: $75. (LAS) (SI)
Corequisite(s): BIOL 217L - Culture, Health and Illness Lab  for (SI) credit

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