Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Biology 106
Self-paced. 12 weeks (30 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Biology, Pathology, or Pathophysiology


The course objective is to teach students to understand how diseases impact the human body, with a particular focus on the functions of the immune system.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Categorize the causes of inflammation, autoimmune responses, acute and chronic inflammation, and inflammation's impact on the entire body
  • Discuss the structure and function of human skin, physical causes of skin inflammation and inflammatory disorders
  • Compare and contrast the various types and causes of cardiovascular and blood disorders, conditions, and diseases
  • Explain how carbon dioxide is transported in the blood, diseases and conditions of the lungs, and how the lungs affect the heart
  • Explain cellular injury, cellular adaptation, neoplasia, the types of growth it can cause, what causes cancer and causes of a decrease in number and size of cells
  • Paraphrase the nervous system's functions, diseases that affect the nervous system and pain types
  • Summarize the structure of the kidney, diseases and conditions that affect the kidney, and the roles that sodium, chloride and potassium play in human bodies
  • Examine the diseases and conditions that affect the stomach, small intestine, gall bladder and pancreas
  • Identify the disorders and diseases of bone tissues and joints, including myopathy, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and of the human reproductive system
  • Appraise the normal range of values for electrolytes and glucose in the blood and urine, and understand the importance of various clinical tests

General Topics:

  • Pathophysiology components
  • Inflammation causes and treatment
  • Pathophysiology of cancer and neoplasia
  • Skin disorders and pathophysiology
  • Musculoskeletal system disorders and diseases
  • Nervous system injuries and traumas
  • Major nervous system disorders
  • Congenital heart and cardiovascular defects
  • Developed cardiovascular abnormalities
  • Anemia causes, types and classification
  • Hematological conditions and pathologies
  • Clinical blood tests
  • Respiratory system pathologies
  • Gastrointestinal system conditions
  • Diabetes and metabolic derangements
  • Kidney structure
  • Urinary system diseases
  • Clinical tests for urinary system
  • Disorders of the reproductive system
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials