MED 110 : Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Assistants I

Students are introduced to pathophysiology, the study of processes that disturb normal body function. Instruction in both basic disease processes and major organ-related diseases are incorporated into the study of the form (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. This course has a laboratory component. NOTE: Students need to be accepted into the Medical Assisting Program and have entry codes to register.

Course Outcomes

  1. Identify common pathology related to each body system including:
  2. a. signs
  3. b. symptoms
  4. c. etiology
  5. Analyze pathology for each body system including:
  6. a. diagnostic measures
  7. b. treatment modalities
  8. Identify CLIA waived tests associated with common diseases
  9. List major types of infectious agents
  10. Describe the infection cycle including:
  11. a. the infectious agent
  12. b. reservoir
  13. c. susceptible host
  14. d. means of transmission
  15. e. portals of entry
  16. f. portals of exit
  17. Identify methods of controlling the growth of microorganisms
  18. Participate in bloodborne pathogen training
  19. Recognize the implications for failure to comply with Center for Disease Control (CDC) regulations in healthcare settings