Health & Diseases: Understanding Pathos Of Pathology – hca240 (3 credits)
This course introduces the student to the basic principles of illness and disease commonly seen in the health care environment. Topics may include infectious and noninfectious diseases, environmental health, and the promotion of good health practices. In addition, students will be introduced to common disease and medical procedure terminology.
Explain the signs, symptoms, and treatment associated with mental illnesses.
Outline the causes, effects, and treatment of nervous system diseases.
Describe environmental and biological factors associated with mental illness.
Wrap-up of Human Diseases
Examine the impact of disease trends on the delivery of health care services.
Diseases of the Endocrine System
Describe the relationship of glandular activity to dysfunction in target organs.
Examine the management and effects of diabetes.
Identify the components and functions of the endocrine system.
Introduction to Human Health and Disease
Describe the relationship between the environment and human health.
Describe health risks associated with changing demographics.
Immunity, Infectious Diseases, and Cancer
Describe the basic structures and functions involved in an inflammatory response.
Outline the consequences of infectious disease on human health.
Describe the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cancer.
Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Describe the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive tracts.
Identify causes, symptoms, and treatment of urinary tract diseases.
Describe causes, symptoms, and treatment of reproductive tract diseases.
Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Identify the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Contrast normal with abnormal functions of the respiratory system.
Diseases of Blood and the Musculoskeletal System
Explain the components and function of blood.
Identify the causes, symptoms, and treatment of blood disorders.
Describe the causes, symptoms, and treatments of musculoskeletal disorders.
Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System
Explain the impact of lifestyle on normal functions of the gastrointestinal system.
Describe the causes, symptoms, and treatments of gastrointestinal disorders.
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