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Human Pathophysiology II
Course: HCR240AB

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 pathophysiologic basis for alterations in health. (I-VIII)
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the mechanisms of normal anatomic structure, physiological function, and biochemical processes within the human body. (II-VIII)
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the mechanisms of altered anatomic structure and physiological function within the human body. (II-VIII)
4. Explain signs and symptoms of diseases and their relationship to specific pathophysiological changes in the human body. (II- VIII)
5. Describe the relationships between basic pathophysiology and selected diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. (II-VIII)
6. Explain the basis for actions that could be taken to avoid pathophysiologic states or conditions or to reduce the risks of occurrence of pathophysiologic states or conditions. (II- VIII)
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. Alterations in Hemopoietic Function
   A. Alterations in homeostasis
   B. Alterations in oxygen transport
   C. Disorders of white blood cells and lymphoid tissue
II. Alterations in Circulatory Function
   A. Alterations in blood flow
   B. Alterations in blood pressure
   C. Alterations in cardiac function
   D. Heart failure and shock
   E. Disorders of cardiac conduction and rhythm
III. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
   A. Alterations in nutrition
   B. Disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, and peritoneum
   C. Hepatobiliary system and exocrine pancreas
IV. Alterations in Renal Function
   A. Functional disorders
   B. Renal failure
   C. Alterations in urinary elimination
V. Alterations in Neurological Function
   A. Disorders of brain function
   B. Alterations in motor functions
VI. Alterations in Endocrine Function
   A. Alterations in endocrine control of growth and metabolism
   B. Diabetes mellitus
VII. Alterations in Reproductive System
   A. Alterations in structure/function of male genitourinary system
   B. Alterations in structure/function of female genitourinary reproductive systems
   C. Sexually transmitted disease
VIII. Alterations in Special Senses
   A. Vision
   B. Hearing and vestibular function
   B. Hearing and vestibular function
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  2/22/2005

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