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HLT 5250: Analysis of Disease (3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to allow students to learn a systemic approach to the study of human disease. An assortment of diseases will be examined, with specific focus placed on different areas of the human body affected by infectious and non-infectious diseases. The underlying causes of infectious and non-infectious disease will be explored so students may learn to determine how treatment and prevention of the diseases can be accomplished. Microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses will be identified and researched so students may gain a clear understanding of their effects on each body system. Students will partake in numerous projects and panel discussions to develop a holistic approach to understanding disease and its effects on the human body.
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