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BTAC 127 - Overview of Human Diseases for Non-Clinicians

Credits: 3
Identifies the causes of disease and their impact on the human body. Identifies the common physiological effects of disease on body systems. Teaches the roles of multidisciplinary healthcare team in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Covers the implications in prevention and treatment of disease. Course designed for non-clinicians.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for READ 104  or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe structural, functional, and normal variants in the body that may produce disease.
  2. Describe the common physiologic effects of disease on the body.
  3. Describe the diagnosis, effect, and treatment of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances in the body.
  4. Describe the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, long and short term effects of different disease processes affecting specific body systems.
  5. Describe the treatment, therapy, and restoration of different disease processes affecting specific systems.
  6. Explain the roles of members of the healthcare team in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of specific disease conditions and processes.
  7. Explain the implications in the prevention and treatment of specific disease conditions and processes. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Analyze and verify medical record and documentation accuracy and validity.
  2. Identify and define medical disease, diagnosis, procedural terms and abbreviations.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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