The Calgary Guide to Understanding Disease is meant to be a self-study learning tool for students who want to truly understand the mechanisms of disease manifestation.

The medical information that we present is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for a health care professional in diagnosing and treating medical conditions. Reliance on the information on this site for medical purposes is solely at your own risk. So if you need medical care, please consult a health care professional.

Regarding the pathophysiology behind how and why diseases present the way they do: While we, at The Calgary Guide, strive to provide the most accurate information in the most concise and understandable way possible, the body of knowledge from which we derive our slides is constantly being re-written as humanity’s understanding of medicine improves. In a nutshell, the information on these slides should not be used by students as grounds for an appeal on a formal examination of medical knowledge.

It is our pleasure, however, to help make your medical education a little more understandable. Our slides are always works in progress, so if you spot any inaccuracies, or have any ideas or suggestions about how we can improve, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!