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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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HCA 119 - Orientation to Human Anatomy and Physiology

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Orientation to basic anatomy and physiology appropriate for the health care setting. Includes structural organization of the human body, body systems, major organs, and common pathology. Also includes CLIA waived testing and analysis used to determine common disease.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the organizational structure of the human body
  2. Discuss normal physiology of the human body and internal mechanisms required to maintain homeostasis
  3. Identify signs, symptoms, and etiology of common diseases; and describe methods of detection, treatment, and prevention.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Describe the structural organization of the human body beginning with cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems concluding with a human being.
  2. Identify and describe the function and interdependencies among body systems to maintain homeostasis.
  3. Identify common pathophysiological signs, symptoms, and etiologies for common diseases.
  4. Describe CLIA waived testing and analysis used in an ambulatory care setting to detect common diseases to determine treatment modalities.
  5. Describe all body systems, the changes to structure and function, and implications associated with changes across the life span.

  1. Human Body’s Structural Organization
  2. Body Systems Identified
  3. Describe:
    1. Body planes
    2. Directional terms
    3. Quadrants
    4. Body cavities
  4. Body System’s Major Organs
  5. Anatomical Location of Each Body System’s Major Organs
  6. Human Body’s Structure and Function Across the Life Span
  7. Each Body System’s Normal Function
  8. Each Body System’s Common Pathology, Including:
    1. Signs
    2. Symptoms
    3. Etiology
  9. Each Body System’s Pathology, Including:
    1. Diagnostic Measures
    2. Treatment Modalities
  10. Disease Processes and Indications for CLIA Waived Tests (Associated with Common Diseases)

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/2018

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