Introduction to Pathophysiology


MELT 301 Introduction to Pathophysiology

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:         Introduction to Pathophysiology.
Code:                   MELT 301.
Hours:                  Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Credit hrs. – 2.
Prerequisite:         HESC 101.
Level/Semester:    3rd level - Fall.
Department offering the course:     Medical Laboratory Technology/Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Introductory course for medical laboratory technologists identifying the various human diseases and their origins.

COURSE AIM
This course studies the physiologic mechanisms, etiologies, risk factors and complications of diseases processes. It emphasizes on the clinical signs and symptoms, history, prognosis and epidemiology of diseases. Study of pathological imbalances including cellular adaptation and injury, fluid compartment exchanges with edema and dehydration, electrolyte functions, control and imbalances, acidosis and alkalosis, nervous system injuries and responses, sensory imbalances, skeletal system injury and repair, soft tissue injury and repair, and muscle injury and dysfunction.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using personal computer, data show and white board.
Laboratory experiments
Research work.
Group discussion.
Video films.

LIST OF REFERENCES

Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States; 8th Edition (2009) – Carol Porth and Glenn Matfin. Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.lww.com).
 
Human Diseases: A Systematic Approach; 7th Edition (2010) – Mark Zelman, Elaine Tompary, Jill Raymond, and Mary Lou Mulvihill. Pearson Higher Education Publishing (www.pearsonhighered.com).
Health and Disease; 1st Edition, 2010. Diane Andrews Henningfeld. Gale, Cengage Learning (www.cengage.com).

Human Diseases and Conditions; 2nd Edition, 2010. Eugene W. Straus. Gale, Cengage Learning (www.cengage.com).

Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States; 8th Edition, 2009. Carol Mattson Porth. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (www.lww.com).

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; 4th Edition, 2011. Laurie J. Fundukian. Gale, Cengage Learning (www.cengage.com).

http://ajpendo.physiology.org/
www.elsevier.com
www.who.emro.int
www.sciencedirect.com
www.medscape.com
www.ebscohost.com
http://ajplung.physiology.org/
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/