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BIO 160 - Introduction to Human Pathology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 110  or BIO 151  

This course introduces students to major medical and surgical diseases. Biological concepts essential to the understanding of diseases and their processes are emphasized. Etiology, pathology, structure-function relationship, disease progression, signs and symptoms and diagnoses are presented.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe basic procedures used in the diagnosis of diseases.
  2. Identify cellular responses to bodily injury.
  3. Compare and contrast cells and tissues under both normal and diseased conditions.
  4. Articulate basic defense mechanisms of the body and immune disorders.
  5. Explain the role of pathogenic microbiology as they pertain to disease processes.
  6. Present the epidemiology, etiology and pathology of diseases using medical references and resources.
Listed Topics
  1. General concepts of disease and defining characteristics
  2. Diseases affecting the body as a whole
  3. Immune system response (specific and non-specific defenses)
  4. Diseases of specific body systems
  5. Diagnostic procedures
  6. Epidemiology of certain prevalent diseases
Reference Materials
Textbook/materials as deemed appropriate by the instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/12/2021

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