This course will introduce the survey of structures and functions of the human body. This course will cover the following topics: cells, fluid and electrolytes, musculoskeletal system, integumentary system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system. This course includes a one-hour laboratory that will give students the ability to see and synthesize material presented in lecture.
This course is designed to develop a knowledge base of the language of medicine. Emphasis is placed on the spelling, pronunciation, and analysis of word elements and terms relating to anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, pathology, procedures, abbreviations, and symptomatic terms that assist the student in a communicative application to each system and medical specialty. Also included in this course of study are technical methods of communication used by healthcare professionals.