Module 3 Immunity and Infection Objectives
1. Define the molecular characteristics of an antigen (immunogen).
o Immunogen is any agent capable of inducing an immune response.
o Antigen is any agent capable of binding specifically to components of
Hematologic Disorders Objectives
1. Describe the genetic and environmental contributions to multi-factoral atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a multifocal, smoldering, immunoinflammatory disease of medium-sized and large
arteries fuelled by lipids.
1. Differentiate genotype and phenotype (use examples).
Genotype: The genetic makeup of an individual. Refers to the information contained
on two alleles in the cell. = The composition of genes /allele(s) that code for a
1. Compare and contrast the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of hypo and
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism means that
the thyroid gland cant make enough
Cardiac Disorders Objectives
Explain how genetics and the environment interact in the development and severity of
coronary artery disease.
o The manifestation of CAD should be considered as the interaction of several genetic and
nongenetic factors. The
Review Questions (Week 1: Introductory Content)
1. Define the functions and unique features of each intracellular organelle covered in the lecture.
Nucleus- Genome of the cell. Enclosed between 2 nuclear membranes are DNA and histones wrapped in