PTA 112

Pathology

Barbara J. Behrens PTA, MS

Course Director

MS 350

behrensb@mccc.edu

Kristen Collins PTA, BS

Instructor

Course Number
PTA 112
Course Title
Pathology
Credit Hours (Lecture/Lab)
3/0
Contact Hours in Semester
45
Number of Weeks
15 for fall and spring
Number of Clinical Weeks
0
Division of Health Professions
PTA Program Faculty
Pre-requisite course(s)-

BIO 104 Anatomy & Physiology II (with a grade of C+ or higher completed within the past 5 years)

  PTA 101, PTA 105

 All PTA Program Professional Phase courses may only be attempted twice and the minimum passign grade is a C+.

Grading:

%
Number
Exams
50
3
Papers
30
4
Presentations
10
1
Class Participation/Generic Abilities
10
continuous


Texts:

           Please refer to the PTA Program Textbook listing and check with the course director prior to the purchase of any textbooks to make sure you have the most recent information.

                                                                                                                                

Course Description:

             Required course for Physical Therapist Assistant majors.  Covers the essential nature of diseases and abnormalities of structure and function characteristic of diseases.

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Course Goals: Following the successful completion of this course with a grade of C+ or higher, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of understanding the differences between normal and abnormal function of physiologic systems and how they will affect an individual's ability to interact with his or her environment.
  2. Explain the differences between various disease processes and why they affect systems of the body in specific ways.
  3. Recognize and respect psychosocial differences in how a patient will be able to understand or accept a disease process and interact with patients on an individual basis rather than as a stereotype or as "a diagnosis."
  4. Recognize the importance of identifying a patient's psychological perceptions about his or her condition and what information can be explained to him or her by explaining the disease process in terms that the patient can understand.

 

 

 
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