In this module, students will learn the biochemistry and physiology of the typical cell. The biochemical
focus will be on the fundamentals of the forces affecting molecular interactions; the structure-function
relationships of proteins and carbohydrates; kinetics and catalysis; the physiological focus will be on the
structure and function of subcellular organelles; and the foundations of some specialized cells – blood and
lymphoid cells, muscle cells, and nerve cells - which will be needed as students' progress through future
This block serves as an integrated block encompassing the structural macroscopic and microscopic
organization of the human body and an appreciation for how the structural organization relates to
physiology and biochemistry. It is designed to ease clinical applications with basic science concepts in the
future. This course takes a systemic rather than regional approach to the anatomy, physiology and