Pathology & Pharmacology course outlines the basic principles of the causes and effects of disease and the pharmacological agents (artificial, natural, or endogenous) exerting biochemical or physiological effects on human cells, tissues, and organ systems. Both pathology and pharmacology are core medical sciences and contribute to a foundation for understanding the clinical and investigative aspects of community medicine. Students will develop knowledge through concise lectures, corresponding readings, and weekly individual or group assignments. Comprehensive study guides and section exams also will guide the learning experience.
In addition, an introduction to community mental health is offered as a special block within this course. Concepts learned from MSCM 5203 and this course are integrated into this overview of the clinical practice of community mental health care. Students will learn about recent issues and clinical research in the field and gain an understanding of the etiologies, pathogenesis, and therapeutic interventions for core mental conditions managed at the community level.
MSCM 5203: Anatomy and Physiology