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Human Pathophysiology I
Course: HCR240AA

First Term: 2005 Summer I
Lecture   2 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   2 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Chemical, biologic, biochemical, and psychological processes as a foundation for the understanding of alterations in health. The structural and functional pathophysiology of alterations in health; selected therapeutics considered

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Utilize medical terminology as it applies to the pathophysiological basis for alterations in health. (I-IX)
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the mechanisms of normal anatomic structure, physiological function, and biochemical processes within the human body. (II-IX)
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the mechanisms of altered anatomic structure and physiological function within the human body. (II-IX)
4. Explain signs and symptoms of diseases and their relationship to specific pathophysiological changes in the human body. (II- IX)
5. Describe the relationships between basic pathophysiology and selected diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. (II-IX)
6. Explain the basis for actions that could be taken to avoid pathophysiological states or conditions or to reduce the risks of occurrence of pathophysiological states or conditions. (II- IX)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Overview of Pathophysiology: Review of Biochemical Foundations of Health and Illness
II. Altered Development
   A. Concepts of altered health in children
   B. Concepts of altered health in older adults
III. Alterations in Cell Function and Growth
   A. Cell and tissue characteristics
   B. Cellular adaptation, injury and death
   C. Wound healing
   D. Genetic and congenital disorders
   E. Alterations in cell differentiation
IV. Alterations in Body Differentiations
   A. Stress and adaptation
   B. Infectious processes
   C. Inflammation and repair
   D. The immune response
   E. Psychoneuroimmunology
   F. The blood coagulation response
V. Alterations in Body Fluids
   A. Body fluids and electrolytes
   B. Distribution of fluids
   C. Acid-base balance
VI. Alterations in Respiratory Function
   A. Respiratory tract infection, neoplasms and childhood disorders
   B. Alteration in ventilation and gas exchange
VII. Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function
   A. Trauma and infection
   B. Congenital disorders, metabolic bone disease, neoplasms
   C. Rheumatic disorders
VIII. Alterations in Neurological Function
   A. Somatosensory
   B. Pain
   C. Sleep disorders
   D. Neurobiology of psychological illnesses
IX. Alterations in Integumentary Function
   A. Skin disorders
   B. Nevi and skin cancer
   C. Burns
   D. Age-related skin manifestations
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2/22/2005

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