Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

2.5.1 Cycle I - Basis of Medicine and Dentistry

Unit 1 -

INDS 101 Molecules, Cells and Tissues.
(6) This unit will examine the biosynthesis and assembly of macro-molecules with emphasis on cell and tissue organization and function. The structure and organization of the skin, nerves and the embryo will be surveyed in detail and used as model systems to study the major biochemical, physiological, genetic and molecular principles of cells.
Unit 2 -

INDS 103 Gas, Fluid and Electrolytes.
(14) This unit will discuss the embryological development, gross anatomy, histology and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems. The biochemistry of lipids and proteins and the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system will also be covered.
Unit 3 -

INDS 105 Life Cycle.
(4) This unit is designed as an introduction to the basic science that will enable the student to understand human reproduction. The embryology, histology, and anatomy of the reproductive tract will be covered. Human development from genetics, to embryo, to parturition, will be explored and how this knowledge can be applied to clinical medicine in resolving problems of infertility, fetal and maternal morbidity, and menopause.
Unit 4 -
INDS 104 Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition.
(11) This unit provides an overview of the gross and microscopic structure of the gastrointestinal tract and its accessory organs, along with a grounding in the principles of nutrition and digestion. Emphasis is also placed on those aspects of system and molecular endocrinology which regulate and integrate various metabolic activities.
Unit 5 -

INDS 102 Musculoskeletal and Blood.
(6) The objectives of this unit are to study the structure and function of the components of the musculoskeletal and blood systems. The interaction of the structure and function will be examined. The embryology, macroscopic and microscopic anatomy as well as molecular structure and function relating to the musculoskeletal and blood systems will be discussed. Lectures, laboratory sessions, small group seminars as well as audio-visual presentations, multi-discipline clinically applied sessions, computer assisted instruction and independent self-directed learning will be utilized to achieve these goals.
Unit 6 -

INDS 106 Nervous System and Special Senses.
(12) The content of this unit includes the anatomy of the head and neck and anatomical, physiological, biochemical and behavioural aspects of the organization of the nervous system and special senses. The material is presented in an integrated series of lectures and laboratory classes combined with small group clinical problem sessions designed to illustrate the clinical relevance of the material.
Unit 7 -

INDS 207D1 (6), INDS 207D2 (6) Host Defense and Host/Parasite.
(Students must register for both INDS 207D1 and INDS 207D2.) (No credit will be given for this course unless both INDS 207D1 and INDS 207D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms) Infectious diseases arise from dynamic interactions between humans and microorganisms. Using lectures, case-oriented small groups, laboratory sessions, and independent learning, an integrated overview of the basic microbiology of organisms, our immune defenses and how they may be subverted, and approaches to the prevention and control of infection will be provided.
Unit 8 -

INDS 208 Pathobiology Treatment & Prevention of Disease.
(20) This unit covers the scientific basis of the diagnosis, prevention and drug therapy of selected diseases. The organ/system approach examining pathogenesis, pathology and pathophysiology, and pharmacological principles of treatment of diseases in the individual is integrated with the epidemiology and genetics in the population.
Unit 9 -

DENT 106J1 Introduction to the Patient.
(1.7) (Students must also register for DENT 106J2 and DENT 106J3) (No credit will be given for this course unless DENT 106J1, DENT 106J2 and DENT 106J3 are all successfully completed in consecutive terms) This course addresses the psychological social dimensions of human nature in health and illness. Lectures are supplemented by small group experience to introduce students to the practice of dentistry via exposure to health care teams clinical settings and provides a forum to discuss psychosocial and ethical aspects of practice.
DENT 106J2 Introduction to the Patient.
(1.7) (Prerequisite: DENT 106J1) (Students must also register for DENT 106J3) (No credit will be given for this course unless DENT 106J1, DENT 106J2 and DENT 106J3 are all successfully completed in consecutive terms) See DENT 106J1 for course description.
DENT 106J3 Introduction to the Patient.
(1.6) (Prerequisite: DENT 106J2) (No credit will be given for this course unless DENT 106J1, DENT 106J2 and DENT 106J3 are all successfully completed in consecutive terms) See DENT 106J1 for course description.
DENT 207 Introduction: Practice of Dentistry.
(2) An introduction to clinical data gathering - particularly interviewing and history taking. Lecture format followed by small group practice with tutors will be used to study doctor-patient relationships. This course follows the Introduction to the Patient course.

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