HLTH1020 Disease Conditions

This course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common disease and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging throughout the lifespan on the body systems and the relationship to the disease are presented.




HLTH1010 and HLUC1020 or MAST1010

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Define disease
Explore concepts related to human disease
Explore manifestations of diseases
Investigate mechanisms associated with human diseases
Define key terminology relevant to human diseases
Identify signs of diseases
Identify symptoms of disease
Investigate diagnostic tests for common human diseases
Investigate diagnostic tests for common human disorders
Discover etiology related to human diseases
Convey disease prevention to age specific population
Describe common human diseases
Investigate the effects of aging on specific body systems
Investigate nutritional considerations related to disease process

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details