Pathophyiology is a convergence of pathology & physiology. It comes from two Greek words, “pathos” = suffering; “physis” = nature origin; and “logos” = “the study of”. Pathophysiology refers to the study of abnormal changes in body functions that are the causes, consequences, or concomitants of disease processes. Studies of pathophysiology are concerned with the investigation of biological processes that are directly related to disease processes of physical, mental, or psychophysiological conditions and disorders. It includes the study of disordered physiological processes. Thus, pathophysiological study aims at identifying biological markers and mechanisms for predicting and explaining disease processes in terms of etiology and pathogenesis. The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to clinical medicine through the study of diseases as manifestations of pathophysiology.
A description of the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie several common diseases related to bones & infectious diseases. With this approach comes an explication of the symptoms and signs of each disease state and an essential framework for the student’s knowledge of treatment strategies in each case.
For some diseases, diagnosis is also explained in detail.
The aim of this course is to introduce students to diseases as manifestations of disordered functions related to bones and infectious diseases.
In the coming courses, pathophysiology of other diseases will be explained.
Till then happy learning!