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MEDAS 120 - Pathology, Diseases, and Treatments

5 credits

READ 090 , completion of ENGL 095  with a grade of “C-” or better, or placement in ENGL& 101  or ENGL 150 .

The etiology, symptoms, 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.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

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

Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program required.

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