Pathology Diseases and Treatment

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Course Description: 
The etiology, systems, diagnostic procedures and treatment of common diseases in the following body systems will relate to the medical assistant and other ambulatory healthcare employees: digestive, blood & immune, musculoskeletal, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous, and special senses. 5 theory hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisite: Completion of MEDAS 110 and MEDAS 111 with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Compare structure and function of the human body across the life span
  • Describe the normal function of each body system
  • Identify common pathology related to each body system including:
    • signs
    • symptoms
    • etiology
  • Analyze pathology for each body system including:
    • diagnostic measures
    • treatment modalities
  • Define coaching a patient as it relates to:
    • health maintenance
    • disease prevention
    • compliance with treatment plan
    • community resources
    • adaptations relevant to individual patient needs