- Course: Disease Conditions
- Course #: HLTH1020
- Total Credits: 3
Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common disease and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging throughout the lifespan on the body systems and the relationship to the disease are presented.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explore concepts related to human disease
Explore manifestations of diseases
Investigate mechanisms associated with human diseases
Define key terminology relevant to human diseases
Identify signs of diseases
Identify symptoms of disease
Investigate diagnostic tests for common human diseases
Investigate diagnostic tests for common human disorders
Discover etiology related to human diseases
Convey disease prevention to age specific population
Describe common human diseases
Investigate the effects of aging on specific body systems
Investigate nutritional considerations related to disease process
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