CHEM 003A. The Process of Discovery: Diagnosis and Drugs

Discoveries in basic science over the past century have led to dramatic changes in the methods used to detect and treat disease.  We will learn about the scientists and circumstances responsible for some of the fundamental discoveries instrumental to the rise of modern medicine. Discussions related to diagnostic methods will include imaging, blood testing and genetic screening. Discussions about modern medical treatments will include the process of drug discovery, the use of nuclear medicine and the introduction of artificial implants.
Natural science and engineering.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Chemistry and Biochemistry  
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