Catalogue 2020 - 2021

BIO 157 Human Disease and Drug Therapy


3 cr.


BIO 101 or BIO 103 or BIO 107/BIO 117

Course Description

This course covers basic concepts of the molecular basis of disease and drug therapy using a systemic approach. A spectrum of human diseases and the specific mechanisms of action and physiological effects of various classes of drugs used to treat these diseases will be studied. Students will integrate concepts from cell biology, physiology, and biochemistry to understand different human diseases and their treatment by drugs.


BIO 101 or BIO 103 or BIO 107/BIO 117 followed by this course, would fulfill the GUR requirement for the Natural Science Perspective.

This is a one semester course without a lab.