This module will introduce students to the main principles of pathophysiology with a strong focus on concepts and categorization of disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system.
Students will explore the mechanisms involved in immune response and examine how pathological processes and mechanical tissue injury leads to local and possibly systemic inflammation. The  principles of preventative medicine, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be discussed with students in order to understand the main factors affecting the efficacy and applications of a range of pharmacological agents