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    Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

CAHS 142 - Pathophysiology of Disease (3)


Pathophysiology of diseases 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 body system, including: cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, and integumentary. Other topics will include infectious diseases, neoplasms, hereditary diseases, diseases of the blood, and mental/cognitive disorders.