Sep 18, 2020
EMSP 1207 - Advanced Pathophysiology and Medical Terminology Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces the student to medical terminology, acid-base balance, and the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
Prerequisite(s): Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions; current AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification; current State EMT certification; current healthcare insurance.
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.
- Medical Terminology
- Prefixes, suffixes, and root words
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Anatomy and physiology of the human body systems
- Acid Base balance
- Correlation with disease process
- Alterations in cells and tissues
- Cellular environment
- Genetics and familial diseases
- Self defense mechanisms
- Variances in immunity and inflammation
- Stress and disease
- Anatomy and physiology
- Psychosocial impact
- Presentations, prognosis, and management of:
- Sickle cell crisis
- Blood transfusion complications
- Hemostatic disorders
- Red blood cell disorders
- White blood cell disorders
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations in paramedic written and oral communication.
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the hematology of the human body.
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body.
- describe acid base balance in the human body.
- describe the anatomy and physiology of human body systems.
- identify function of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes in medical language.
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