AHEA 116 - Body Systems and Disease
3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:
This course is designed for medical assistant and other allied health students. It is a one semester, non-laboratory based course that provides an introduction to each system of the human body and the pathologic conditions associated with each system. The fundamentals of body structure and function, basic mechanisms and concepts of disease and terminology, and laboratory tests related to the systems and disease processes are examined.
OFFERED: fall semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Identify the structures of various systems of the human body.
- Label anatomical diagrams for the various body systems
- Utilize directional terminology to identify parts of human body
Goal 2: Describe the functions of various systems of the human body.
- Describe pathology associated with the various body systems
- Identify common diseases/disorders associated with the various body systems
Goal 3: Describe the basic mechanisms and concepts of disease.
- Identify major signs and symptoms of common diseases and disorders
- Explain treatments utilized for common diseases and disorders
Goal 4: Identify the relevant medical terminology associated with each body system and disease process.
- Identify common medical terminology abbreviations
- Label anatomical diagrams using appropriate medical terminology
Goal 5: Relate relevant laboratory tests to each disease process.
- Identify laboratory tests for common disease processes
- Describe how laboratory test results relate to body functions
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