Feb 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

AHS 170 - Fundamentals of Disease


Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course provides a study of general principles of disease and the disorders that affect the human body, with an emphasis on symptoms and signs routinely assessed in health care facilities.

Course Topics:
  • Mechanisms of disease
  • Diseases of the blood, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, immune, and lymphatic systems
  • Stress, aging, and wellness
  • Structural organization of the human body

Textbooks:
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site www.sccsc.edu/bookstore
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Word processing software (must be able to save in Word format)
  • Up-to-date anti-virus software

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59


Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the mechanisms of disease including definitions of diagnosis, prognosis, cure, treatment, immunities, and infectious processes.
  2. Explain the structural organization of the human body.
  3. Explain normal structure and function of the blood, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, immune, and lymphatic systems
  4. Discriminate between disease processes of the blood, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, immune, and lymphatic systems.
  5. Explain signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatments for diseases of the human body.
  6. Identify the interdependent relationships of stress, aging, and wellness in regards to the human body.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy


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2018-2019