Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
BIO 240 The Biology of Disease
3 hours; 3 credits
Biological aspects of the major diseases of humans, including heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis; hereditary diseases such as sickle cell anemia and hemophilia; and bacterial and viral diseases such as tuberculosis, colds, and influenza. Principles of immunology, chemotherapy, and genetic engineering are among the major concepts that will be studied. Effects of disease on human history will also be discussed.
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