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EMSP 1207 - Advanced Pathophysiology and Medical Terminology

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 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. This course requires Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions; current AHA BLS Provider certification; current State EMT certification; current healthcare insurance.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Medical Terminology
    1. Purpose
    2. Prefixes, suffixes, and root words
    3. Definitions
    4. Documentation
  2. Anatomy and Physiology
    1. Anatomy and physiology of the human body systems
    2. Acid Base balance
  3. Pathophysiology
    1. Correlation with disease process
    2. Alterations in cells and tissues
    3. Cellular environment
    4. Genetics and familial diseases
    5. Hypoperfusion
    6. Self defense mechanisms
    7. Inflammation
    8. Variances in immunity and inflammation
    9. Stress and disease
  4. Hematology
    1. Anatomy and physiology
    2. Epidemiology
    3. Pathophysiology
    4. Psychosocial impact
    5. Presentations, prognosis, and management of:
      1. Sickle cell crisis
      2. Blood transfusion complications
      3. Hemostatic disorders
      4. Lymphomas
      5. Red blood cell disorders
      6. White blood cell disorders
      7. Coagulopathies

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations in paramedic written and oral communication.
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the hematology of the human body.
  3. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body.
  4. describe acid base balance in the human body.
  5. describe the anatomy and physiology of human body systems.
  6. identify function of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes in medical language.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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