HSC244 Disease Processes for the Health Sciences

Units: Prerequisite: HSC 201, HSC 277 A conceptual approach to the study of disease processes including common assessment strategies and treatments with an emphasis on the body's response to the disease process. Letter grade only. This class is available as an Internet Class; instruction will be offered via the Internet.
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Saddleback College
Disease processes, health sciences, fundamentals of pathophysiology, cellular environment, cellular adaptation, fluids and electrolytes, acids and bases, mechanisms of self-defense, immunity and inflammation, infection and alterations, biology of cancer, human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, autonomic nervous system, neurologic system, structure of neurologic system, concepts of neurologic function, alterations of neurologic function, neurologic system dysfunction, hematologic alterations, structure and function of the hematologic system, alterations of cardiovascular function, alterations of pulmonary function, digestive function, structure and function of GI system, alterations of digestive function, alterations of reanl and urinary tract, mechanisms of hormonal regulation, alerations of hormonal regulation, diabetes, thyroid, alterations of muscoloskeletal function, alterations of the reprodcution system

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Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
4hrs/week for 16 weeks
English (United States)
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Course Note:
HSC244 is the on-line version of this course and is a part of the Saddleback College Health Information Technology associates degree program.


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