Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

MEDSCI 203 - Mechanisms of Disease

15 Points

Semester 1


Outlines the basic mechanisms, operating at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels, by which human disease develops. These include genetic factors, cell injury, inflammation, repair, circulatory disturbances, and neoplastic change. These mechanisms are illustrated by descriptions of the pathogenesis of specific diseases that are relevant to the New Zealand situation, or are the focus of current biomedical research.


Prerequisite: BIOSCI 107, MEDSCI 142

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