Objectives: An understanding of the basic mechanisms of disease as they relate to the eye.
Brief curriculum: Microbiology: microbial identification, bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasitic infection, prions, epidemiology of infection, infection control, common ocular infections; Immunology: cells of the immune system, normal and abnormal function; Disease processes: cell injury, adaptation, hypoxia, ischemia, inflammation, cell growth, vascular disease, atherosclerosis, neoplasia, aging, genetic abnormalities, diabetes, hypertension, intracranial disease.
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