Maricopa Community Colleges  HCR240   19992-19996 
Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  12/14/99  
HCR240      19992-19996 LEC 4 Credit(s) 4 Period(s)
Human Pathophysiology
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. Prerequisites: BIO202 or equivalent
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
HCR240   19992-19996 Human Pathophysiology
1. Utilize medical terminology as it applies to the pathophysiologic 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 pathophysiologic states or conditions. (II-IX)
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HCR240   19992-19996 Human Pathophysiology
    I. Overview of pathophysiology: review of biochemical foundations of health and illness
      II. Alterations in cell function and growth
          A. Cell and tissue characteristics
          B. Cellular adaptation and injury
          C. Genetic characteristics
          D. Alterations in cell differentiation
        III. 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
          IV. Alterations in oxygenation of tissue
              A. Red blood cells
              B. Circulatory system
              C. Blood pressure
              D. Cardiac function
              E. Shock states
              F. Respiratory function
            V. Alterations in body fluids
                A. Body fluids and electrolytes
                B. Distribution of fluids
                C. Acid-base balance
                D. Renal function
              VI. Alterations in genitourinary function
                  A. Urine elimination
                  B. Male and female GU system
                  C. Sexually transmitted diseases
                VII. Alterations in endocrine function, and metabolism and nutrition
                    A. Endocrine control
                    B. Control of metabolism
                    C. Diabetes
                    D. Gastrointestinal control
                    E. Hepatobiliary system and exocrine pancreas
                  VIII. Alterations in neuromuscular function
                      A. Special sensory function
                      B. Cerebral perfusion
                      C. Motor function
                      D. Pain
                      E. Biologic basis for psychotic/non-psychotic disorders
                    IX. Alterations in skeletal support and movement
                        A. Trauma and infection
                        B. Congenital disorders
                        C. Neoplastic disorders
                        D. Rheumatic disorders
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