- Course Number:
- HIM 129
- Course Title:
- Anatomy & Physiology for Health Information Management 2
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Course DescriptionProvides the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills needed to pursue a career in health information management. Surveys the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urinary systems. Includes some coverage of human development, human genetics, and immunology. Prerequisites: HIM 128. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Identify fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology that apply to common disorders.
- Communicate with HIM peers to demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy and physiology through verbal, written, and multimedia means.
- Apply concepts and knowledge of the general terminology of anatomy and physiology as related to the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, and immunology systems.
- Research and critically evaluate various sources of information related to these systems in order to discern reliable scientific information from unsourced information and pseudoscience.
Course Activities and Design
The course is designed as a lecture format to be delivered via online distance learning instruction for Health Information Management students. The written lectures will be accompanied by various assignments, exams, and interactive projects to reinforce lecture material. There is no laboratory associated with this class.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Course outcome assessment will be achieved using a combination of some or all of the following: case studies, group projects, individual projects, quizzes, tests, presentations and other in class activities.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes (topics that thread through all of the instruction)
A. Application of anatomy & physiology concepts as they relate to the science of medicine
Concepts (things that need to be known and understood in support of the outcomes)
A. Identification of components of the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urinary and immune systems.
B. Fundamental roles of these body systems in homeostasis of the human body
C. Pathological conditions related to endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urinary and immune systems
Issues (things that may need to be overcome in order to achieve the outcomes)
A. Communication of anatomy & physiology concepts with other healthcare professionals
B. Knowledge of resources available
C. Applying concepts and principles of anatomy & physiology to the study of health and disease
Skills (mastered by repetition and practice in order to achieve the outcomes)
A. Knowledge of pathological conditions related to each body system
B. Proficient communication with peers
C. Uses critical thinking to identify medical conditions