Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AHS 240 - Human Disease Process

Description: Examination of the most common diseases of each body system, with normal anatomy and physiology compared to pathologic anatomy and physiologic malfunctioning due to disease process. Diagnostic methods, etiology, management, treatment, modalities, pharmacology and prognosis are discussed.

Prerequisites: BIO 160 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Basic concepts of disease process
  2. Physiologic effects of disease
  3. Pathological terminology
  4. Major body organs and systems
  5. Neoplastic disease: signs and symptoms
  6. Effects of altered status, growth and development
  7. Clinical manifestation of disease
  8. Methods of diagnosis
  9. Short and long­ term effects of disease process
  10. Treatment, therapy and restoration strategies

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the structural, functional and normal variants in the body that may produce disease. (1)
  2. Describe the common physiologic effects of disease on the body: infection, inflammation, tumors and immune response. (2)
  3. Identify and spell correctly major pathological terminology and conditions. (3)
  4. Describe major body systems and organs and their primary functions. (4)
  5. Explain the causes, incidence, prevention methods, signs, and symptoms of cancer for body systems. (5)
  6. Describe common diseases and conditions, methods of diagnosis, short and long term effects of disease processes, treatment and therapy, and restoration strategies for all major body systems. (4, 7-10)
  7. Identify special considerations for the effects and altered status, growth and development on disease processes. (6)