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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMT 109 - Human Anatomy and Physiology for EMT

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

Human anatomy and physiology for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Includes basic physiology of the body systems and medical terminology addressed in the NREMT/AZDHS. Also includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment pathways.

Recommendation: REA 112  or equivalent score on Reading assessment. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Intended for students interested in EMT 100 .

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the basic physiology of the body systems.
  2. Utilize medical terminology within the parameters of NREMT/AZDHS.
  3. Relate the main structures and functions of the body organs and systems to patient assessment, differential diagnosis (field impressions), and treatment pathways.
  4. Describe basic anatomy of the body systems.
  5. Compare normal basic anatomy and physiology to common pathology

  1. Cellular structure and cellular metabolism
  2. Hematology
    1. Red Blood Cells
    2. White blood cells
    3. Plasma Platelets
    4.  Disorders of the blood
    5.  Blood as a transport mechanism
  3. Skeletal system
  4. Muscular System
  5. Lymphatic system
  6. Nervous system
    1. Sympathetic
    2. Parasympathetic
  7. Endocrine system
  8. Integumentary system
  9. Respiratory system
  10. Cardiac/ Vascular system
    1. Electrical conduction system of the heart
  11. GI system
  12. Reproductive system
  13. Metabolism and Homeostasis
  14. Bacteria and Viruses
  15. Lifespan developmental changes
    1. Anatomical changes
    2. Behavioral changes
    3. Common disease processes