MED 110: Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Assistants I

Class Program
Credits 5
Quarter Offered

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. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

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.C.9. Identify Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived tests associated with common diseases

III. Infection Control

  • III.C.1. Identify major types of infectious agents
  • III.C.2. Identify the infection cycle including:
    a. the infectious agent
    b. reservoir
    c. susceptible host
    d. means of transmission
    e. portals of entry
    f. portals of exit
  • III.C.4. Identify methods of controlling the growth of microorganisms