MED 115: Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Assistants II

Credits 5
Quarter Offered

This course continues to instruct students in the anatomy and pathophysiology of the human body using a body systems approach. Emphasis is placed on the study of multiple organ system diseases, infectious diseases, and microbiology. This course has a laboratory component. This class may include students from multiple sections. 


Medical Assisting Program Admittance

Competencies/Objectives/Outcomes/Methods of Assessment/Assignment:
Foundations for Clinical Practice
I. Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology

  • I.C.8. Identify common pathology related to each body system including:
    • Body systems must include, but are not limited to, the following: circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, sensory, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary
      a. signs
      b. symptoms
      c. etiology
      d. diagnostic measures
      e. treatment modalities
  • I.P.10. Perform a quality control measure
  • I.P.11. Collect specimens and perform:
    a. CLIA waived hematology test
    b. CLIA waived chemistry test
    c. CLIA waived urinalysis
    d. CLIA waived immunology test
    e. CLIA waived microbiology test

II. Applied Mathematics

  • II.P.2. Record laboratory test results into the patient’s record

IV. Nutrition

  • IV.C.1. Identify dietary nutrients including:
    a. carbohydrates
    b. fat
    c. protein
    d. minerals
    e. electrolytes
    f. vitamins
    g. fiber
    h. water
  • IV.C.2. Identify the function of dietary supplements
  • IV.C.3. Identify the special dietary needs for:
    a. weight control
    b. diabetes
    c. cardiovascular disease
    d. hypertension
    e. cancer
    f. lactose sensitivity
    g. gluten-free
    h. food allergies
    i. eating disorders
  • IV.C.4. Identify the components of a food label
  • IV.P.1 Instruct a patient regarding a dietary change related to a patient’s special dietary needs
  • A.2. Reassure patients
  • A.3. Demonstrate empathy for patients’ concerns