Welcome to Principles of Molecular Basis of Life and Disease (PMBLD)! This is the second part of a two-part course. PMBLD is an integrated block that encompasses introductory elements from all the biomedical sciences and also introduces the following thematic areas of the curriculum: public health, prevention and health promotion, behavioral sciences, biomedical informatics and ethics. The coverage of the material is not meant to be comprehensive but sufficient to prepare you for the subsequent organ/system based blocks. As you progress through the curriculum, you will recognize that there will be additional organ/system-specific coverage of many of the topics that were touched upon in PMBLD.PMBLD will introduce the following fields:Human Genetics, Cancer Biology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Genomics, Pharmacology, Developmental Biology & Embryology , Medicine and Society, Infectious Disease, Behavioral Science, Ethics, Biomedical Informatics, Public Health Prevention & PromotionPrecision MedicinePMBLD will utilize a variety of teaching modalities including interactive lectures, case discussions, learning studios, and patient panels.