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SGL I - Biomedical Foundations: Welcome

Fall 2021 resources for first-year students

Block Description

The goal of the Biomedical Foundation course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the biochemical basis of life processes on a molecular level. This block is divided into 3 units and introduces students to basic concepts of biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, and pathology. The Biomolecules and Cells unit delivers a foundational introduction to biochemistry. The unit on Host Defenses focuses on the immune system and its involvement in health and disease. Finally, the Disease Processes, Prevention and Treatment unit provides an overview of the basic biology of microbial pathogens and the mechanisms by which microbes cause disease. It also introduces essential principles of pharmacology, disease prevention, and pathology.

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