Dec 05, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog
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MAP 542 - Human Body in Health & Disease I


3 credits
This course explores the anatomy, physiology, and pathology relevant to the clinical practice of medical assistants. Students will gain knowledge of the structural organization of the human body by body system. The normal functions and major organs of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and respiratory systems are reviewed. Common pathology related to each system is identified, including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic measures, and treatment modalities. The medical assistant's role in assisting with exams, assessments, and procedures is identified relevant to each body system. This course will also help students gain critical thinking skills which are essential to making important life, health, and career decisions. This course is the first course of a two-semester sequence. Additional body systems are studied in MAP 555 Human Body in Health & Disease II .



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