PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

  • Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Pathophysiology for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Course #: EMSV1215
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

The course is an introduction to the basic concepts of pathophysiology. The student will examine the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Upon completion of the course, students will understand pathophysiological changes, including how pathological processes are manifested, progress in the body, and primary and secondary effects.

Course Evaluation

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.

Disability Services

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).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Develop a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with acute medical condition
Execute a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with acute medical condition
Evaluate a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with acute medical condition
Develop a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with chronic medical condition
Execute a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with chronic medical condition
Evaluate a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with chronic medical condition
Develop a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with infectious disease
Execute a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with infectious disease
Evaluate a management plan based on the field impression for the patient with infectious disease
Explain the phenomenon of inflammation and its relationship to disease
Apply the principles of immunology and basic physiological processes to systemic diseases
Discuss the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical significance of selected disorders
Recognize variations of pathophysiological processes in pediatric and geriatric clients
Explain factors influencing the incidence and manifestation of diseases in populations
Interpret the clinical significance of lab values as they are altered in various disease states

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 5
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor Approval
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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