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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MR 250 - Health Concepts

Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the study of disease with emphasis on etiology; major signs, symptoms and manifestations; diagnostic and laboratory tests, medical and surgical terminology as applicable, clinical course and prognosis. Basic principles of pharmacology and other treatment modalities specific to diagnostic groups will be addressed. Application of knowledge of disease pathology to the identification, classification and abstraction of pertinent clinical data from health records.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  • define and interpret essential medical terms;
  • identify the mechanisms of disease/diagnosis/treatment;
  • classify diseases according to etiology;
  • identify various diagnostic techniques;
  • identify and describe the characteristics of benign and malignant tumors;
  • given disease terms for the following body systems, identify the etiology and describe the pathology, major symptoms and treatments (medical & surgical). Body systems including:
    • heart/blood vessels/circulatory system;
    • lungs/respiratory system;
    • digestive tract/liver/gallbladder;
    • endocrine system;
    • integumentary system;
    • musculoskeletal system;
    • urinary system;
    • reproductive system; and
    • neurological nervous system.
  • describe the structure and state the function(s) of the body systems listed above;
  • understand the administration and classification of pharmaceuticals;
  • identify the pharmaceutical treatments (prescription and non-prescriptions) utilized to treat different diseases within each body system;
  • utilize the information learned in this course to make decisions that apply to the abstracting, classifying, indexing, and coding of health related data;
  • complete a research paper on a specific disease; and
  • research a treatment modality and present findings to the class.

Prerequisites: BI 150, BI 151, BI 152, BI 153, MA 115, MR 101, MR 102, MR 105, MR 106
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