Immunology, Hematology, Oncology
Catalog description: This course is a three-part interdisciplinary platform for the study of immunology, hematology, and oncology. Within the immunology portion of the course, the student will learn about the production of the various immune system cell types and their important functions as they relate to both innate and adaptive immunity. Congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies will also be taught to contrast normal immune system function and to expose the student to diseases related to immune dysfunction. The hematology section of the course covers the basic principles of hematology. This includes the structure and function of the cells and organs related to the hematologic system as well as exploring the features of hematological disorders. Finally, the oncology section of the course covers the general principles of oncology including the origin, development, and treatment of tumors. Altogether, a rich tapestry of topics ranging from disciplines of biochemistry, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology, and clinical science will be woven into the course to provide a complete framework of understanding of the separate but related themes of immunology, hematology, and oncology.