Molecular and Cellular Pathophysiology (BE.450)

Diagram showing proteins and other elements of hepatitis viruses.

A comparison of the Hepatitis B, C, and D viruses. (Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

20.450

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course focuses on the fundamentals of tissue and organ response to injury from a molecular and cellular perspective. There is a special emphasis on disease states that bridge infection, inflammation, immunity, and cancer. The systems approach to pathophysiology includes lectures, critical evaluation of recent scientific papers, and student projects and presentations.

This term, we focus on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), chronic-active hepatitis, and hepatitis virus infections. In addition to lectures, students work in teams to critically evaluate and present primary scientific papers.

Schauer, David. 20.450 Molecular and Cellular Pathophysiology (BE.450), Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biological-engineering/20-450-molecular-and-cellular-pathophysiology-be-450-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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