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Anatomy and Cell Biology

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The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology offers modules in Medical Cell Biology.  Medical Cell Biology is the study of humans at the molecular, cellular, tissue and systemic level. 

Biochemistry

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Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and mechanisms essential to life.  Biochemists strive to understand how living systems function at the molecular level.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Epidemiology is the discipline concerned with studying the determinants and distribution of diseases in the human population.  Biostatistics is the discipline that develops and discovers statistical methods for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data arising from medical and epidemiologic studies.

Medical Biophysics

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Medical Biophysics is an interdisciplinary field, using the principles and laws of the physical sciences to describe and investigate biological processes for the purpose of medical application.

Microbiology and Immunology

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Microbiology is the study of organisms (bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi and protozoa) that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.  Immunology is the study of the immune system, which functions to protect us from disease-causing organisms but can also malfunction causing various clinical disorders like allergies or autoimmune diseases.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Pathology is literally "the study of disease".  The modules in Pathology introduce students to basic principles within pathology and the effects of chemicals, drugs and toxins in living organisms.

Physiology and Pharmacology

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Physiology is the study of "how the body works".  It examines how living systems operate at the molecular, organ, systems or whole organism level.  Pharmacology is the study of drug actions on biological systems.

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS)

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Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) modules are available for students who would like to study two or more basic medical science disciplines.