SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 7:55:56 AMMA 162 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 162Title:  DISEASE PROCESSES  
Full Title:  Disease Processes
Last Reviewed:2/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MA 62

Catalog Description:
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Emphasis on body systems and terminology of medical specialties with development, analysis, interpretation and application of advanced medical terminology used in a variety of medical settings.  This includes advanced terminology related to body systems and medical specialties and associated with anatomic terms, pathophysiology, diagnoses, symptoms, conditions, medical and surgical procedures, clinical and diagnostic laboratory, and medications.

Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 51 OR Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 1 OR Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 58

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Emphasis on the body systems and the development and application of advanced medical language associated with anatomy and human disease.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 51 OR Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 1 OR Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 58
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Relate the main functions and physiology of each of the body
systems to the pathology that affects these body systems.
2. Identify and/or describe the most common diseases and their signs and
symptoms, incidence, etiology, diagnoses and treatment for each body
3. Discuss disease processes, infectious diseases, neoplasia, congenital
abnormalities, and nutrition's role in many diseases.
4. Define the most common abbreviations and correctly spell and pronounce
common medical terms used in medical specialties.
5. Read, interpret, and analyze medical transcription reports.
6. Compile a medical history and physical, incorporating medical language
and using proper format and sequencing of events.
7. Access and evaluate current medical information regarding diseases of
various body systems utilizing the Internet and other resources.

Topics and Scope
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I. Body Systems and Pathology
       A. Review main functions
       B. Review physiology
II. Analysis of the Most Common Diseases of the Integumentary,
   Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Hematic, Lymphatic, Respiratory,
   Urinary, Male and Female Reproductive, Endocrine,
   and Digestive Systems
       A. Pathophysiology
       B. Etiology
       C. Signs and symptoms
       D. Diagnostic procedures
       E. Treatments
       F. Prognosis
III. Common Medical Terms and Abbreviations in Medical Specialties
IV. Analysis of Medical Reports
V. Nutrition's Role in Disease
VI. Resources for Medical Information
       A. Websites and other sources
       B. Techniques for unique and interesting medical presentations

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1. Read 20-30 pages from textbook per week.
2. Complete writing assignments including but not limited to:
 a. Analyze 2-4 history and physical medical reports
 b. Write 1-3 histories and physicals
 c. Prepare 4-6 disease presentations for selected body systems (10- 20
    minute oral presentations)
 d. Write a comprehensive 4-8 page research paper on a medical disease or
 e. Interpret 4-6 case studies and medical records.
3. Complete problem solving exercises related to disease process and
  diagnosis, medical abbreviations, and nutrition.
4. Quizzes (3-6); final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 20%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Problem solving exercises.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Oral presentations.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY, 4th Ed. Tamparo, Carol D. FA Davis, 2005.

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