BASIG 1501: Integrated Basic Sciences I

BASIG 1501 provides an overview of cell structure and function, including topics on molecular cell biology, metabolism, epithelium, general connective tissues, and blood. Module 1: Cell and Molecular Biology outlines the basic histological structure and biochemical function of the cell with emphasis on transcription, translation, and control of gene expression. Module 2: Metabolism focuses on normal cell metabolism and includes application of the basic concepts of metabolism to cases. Module 3: Epithelium, General Connective Tissues, and Blood defines the basic structure, function, and biochemical characteristics of two basic histological tissues: epithelium and connective tissue. This module also includes an introduction to cellular adaptations, injury, and death and to peripheral blood cells and hemopoiesis. The biochemical basis of hemostasis is described. Disorders of hemostasis and their consequences are discussed.