Pretty easy, overall.
This course is a great introductory pathophysiology course. It creates a good foundation for future biology courses. The material is divided into manageable chunks and it is tested frequently with quizzes, case studies, and iclicker questions. The professor is very helpful and is simple and thourough, she is fair and really wants you to succeed. Being exposed to this type of information early on will prepare you for future courses. My advice would be to take notes, and to draw and make different concept maps to connect ideas. This will help you understand material and help you memorize it too.
I loved learning about the cancer pathology in this course. The Hallmarks of Cancer, Cancer genetics, and pedigrees were some of my favorite parts of the course. I learned how inflammation can affect the human body, i learned about negative feedback loops of the thyroid, i learned about how the body heals itself, and how our immune system fights off infection.
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Advice for students:
I would recommend using the objectives to study. I hand wrote notes during lecture next to the slides, then i took my lecture notes and typed up the important parts. Then i would draw as many concepts as i could and crete concept maps.