Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

PTA 108 - Patho of Disease for PTA (3)


Pathophysiology of diseases for the PTA will build upon previously learned knowledge of normal anatomy and normal physiology.  This course will discuss pathologies and abnormalities that are deviations from the norm.  For all pathologies, we will discuss causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, diagnostic tests, treatments, and prognosis.  The pathologies will be organized according to the body system, including cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, and integumentary with emphasis placed on how these are addressed by PTA's.  Other topics will include infectious diseases, neoplasms, hereditary diseases, diseases of the blood, and mental/cognitive disorders.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 100 - The Human Body (3) , or BIOL 120 - ~Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)  and BIOL 121 - ~Human Anatomy & Phys I Lab (1)  
Corerequisite(s): PTA 111 - Anatomy & Physiology for PTA (4)  
Pre-requisite/Co-requisite(s): Healthcare Professions, A.A.S. , PTA Concentration Students Only