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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 the major medical and surgical diseases. Basic biological concepts essential to the understanding of diseases and disease processes are stressed. Etiology, diagnoses and stages of the disease process are presented.

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

  1. Identify cellular responses to injury in the body.
  2. Examine cells and tissues in normal and diseased conditions.
  3. Demonstrate basic defense mechanisms of the body and immune disorders.
  4. Describe basic concepts of the role of microbiology with diseases.
  5. Evaluate the general nature, course and clinical manifestations of major diseases of body systems.
  6. Explain basic procedures used in diagnosis of diseases.
  7. Describe the epidemiology, etiology and pathology of a disease process using medical references.
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: 4/24/2020

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