Describe the molecular, biochemical, and cellular mechanisms that underlie normal tissue function.
Describe the normal structure and function of the body as a whole and of each of its major organ systems.
Delineate how normal organ function changes during early development, adolescence, and aging.
Identify the causes and mechanisms of major categories of disease and injury, and the ways in which they present in clinical practice.
Incorporate the principles of pharmacology and therapeutics into clinical decision making.
Explain the scientific basis, interpretation, reliability, and validity of common screening, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.