This course is designed to examine the molecular and cellular mechanisms for a variety of diseases and pathologies affecting the structure and function of human tissues and organs, including the corresponding animal models which are used in research. The genetic, biochemical, inflammatory, immunological and neoplastic mechanisms of these diseases will be presented. Cancers, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, autoimmune, coagulation, deficiency, psychological and pathogenic disorders will be discussed. The epidemiology, genetics, environmental factors, symptoms, diagnoses, pathophysiology and treatments of these disorders will be examined in the context of biotechnological research, with heavy focus on current literature. Online research and clinical trial databases will be used in parallel, for students to gain an understanding of the most current developments and advancements in disease pathology, diagnostics and therapeutics.