The goal of this block is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the biochemical basics of life processes on a molecular level. This block introduces students to basic concepts of biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and infectious disease. It begins with a foundational introduction to biochemistry, and moves on to focus on the immune system and it’s involvement in health and disease. Next, the microbiology unit provides an overview of the basic biology of microbial pathogens and the mechanisms by which microbes cause disease. It also introduces clinical presentation, diagnosis, prevalence and prevention of infectious diseases.
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