Human Body in Health & Disease I
3 Credit Hours
This course includes a study of the anatomy and physiology of each body system and common pathology related to each system. The course begins with a study of the structural organization of the human body and then proceeds with a comprehensive study of the cardiovascular system and lymphatic system. Common pathology related to these systems is studied that includes common signs and symptoms, etiology, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options. The interaction that occurs between systems and changes to the structure and function that occur across the life span within each system are identified. The course encourages the student to demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in the medical assisting profession. Students will learn to incorporate the cognitive knowledge in performance of the psychomotor and affective domains in their practice as medical assistants in providing patient care. This course is the first course of a two-semester sequence. Other body systems are studied in MAP-555 The Human Body in Health and Disease II. Co-requisite: HSC-113 Medical Terminology.