BIO 160 - Introduction to Human Pathology
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Describe basic procedures used in the diagnosis of diseases.
- Identify cellular responses to bodily injury.
- Compare and contrast cells and tissues under both normal and diseased conditions.
- Articulate basic defense mechanisms of the body and immune disorders.
- Explain the role of pathogenic microbiology as they pertain to disease processes.
- Present the epidemiology, etiology and pathology of diseases using medical references and resources.
- General concepts of disease and defining characteristics
- Diseases affecting the body as a whole
- Immune system response (specific and non-specific defenses)
- Diseases of specific body systems
- Diagnostic procedures
- Epidemiology of certain prevalent diseases
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:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/12/2021
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Information Literacy
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