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Pathology of Environmental and Nutritional Diseases

A scrupulous course that aims to provide a firm foundation in understanding the structural and functional changes underlying diseases caused by environmental and nutritional factors.

Course Code 1_315
Category Undergraduate
Duration 4 hours 23 mins
Language English

Sample Lecture


About the Course

Our body is part of nature. It deserves to live a healthy life in a pollution free environment on a nutritious diet. But man’s chase after development, technology and luxuries has costed him his environment which is heavily contaminated with various types of pollutants that cause numerous diseases and also pose great risks for the generations to come. On the other side, there is a serious problem of undernutrition and overnutrition in two different strata of world’s society that is endangering lives with a different variety of diseases.
In this course, we will be discussing the pathological implications of environmental agents of disease causation like air pollution, industrial and agricultural pollutants, effects of heavy metals, and physical agents. Effect of alcohol, tobacco and nutrition in cancer along with obesity and other diseases are dealt with in great detail.

Target Audience

Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.

Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.

Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy.

Post graduate students – General medicine, Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Pathology.

Course Delivery Format

This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams.  While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.


While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast-paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.

S.No Topics Duration
1 Environmental Pollution - Air Pollution 0:17:03
2 Metals as Environmental Pollutants 0:36:19
3 Industrial and Agricultural Exposures 0:13:51
4 Effects of Tobacco 0:14:59
5 Effects of Alcohol 0:17:16
6 Injury by Therapeutic Drugs and Drugs of Abuse 0:37:15
7 Injury by Physical Agents 0:37:09
8 Nutritional Diseases 1:00:31
9 Obesity 0:15:58
10 Nutrition and Cancer 0:07:51
11 Nutrition and Systemic Diseases 0:04:19

Dr. Nandeesh BN

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute

Dr. Tooba Fatima
JIIU'S Indian Institute of Medical Science and Research

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Vandana Rahman

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa

What are these short courses?

A wide range of medical topics have been covered in great detail. Topics from Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Community Medicine are covered.

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Is there an exam or an assessment?

There are no exams. These courses are for self-study. Our MCQs, however, help in self-assessing yourself.

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