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MOR 366 - Funeral Pathology

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students will be introduced to the study of the cause, course and effects of diseases upon the human body, with stress on ways in which tissue changes affect the embalming process. Pathologic conditions that require special treatment and terminology associated with the causes of death.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MOR 301  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of terminology which will enable competent communication with members of health professions and the public:
    1. define descriptive terminology related to disease
    2. explain etiology of diseases
    3. apply knowledge of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes to build and define medical terms
  2. Describe general pathology and how disease affects the human body:
    1. explain the divisions of pathology
    2. explain the nature of disease
    3. explain the inflammation process
    4. explain cellular reaction to injury
    5. define structural abnormalities
  3. Identify special pathology and how disease affects particular organs and organ systems by defining and giving examples of:
    1. disturbances in the circulatory system
    2. diseases of the blood
    3. diseases of the heart and blood vessels
    4. neoplasms and cysts
    5. diseases of digestive system
    6. diseases of respiratory tract
    7. diseases of urinary system
    8. diseases of nervous system
    9. diseases of male and female reproductive system
    10. diseases of the bone and joints
    11. diseases of the endocrine glands 
  4. Recognize problems presented prior to and during embalming caused by the disease process:
    1. relate tissue changes caused by injury to case analysis
    2. relate tissue changes caused by diseases of the circulatory system to the embalming process
    3. explain infectious disease considerations for the embalmer
  5. Articulate the role of the coroner and medical examiner in forensic pathology:
    1. explain the jurisdiction and responsibilities of the coroner and medical examiner
    2. list the types of death for investigation
    3. identify the general features of specific injuries
    4. explain the purpose of the autopsy
  6. Describe disease agents for infectious diseases:
    1. discuss types of microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites
    2. describe how microorganisms are named and classified
    3. discuss how major groups of microorganisms can be separated from one another
    4. discuss normal flora
    5. define pathogens and opportunistic organisms
    6. explain virulence
    7. explain how microorganisms are grown and identified in the laboratory
  7. Identify the body’s defenses to infectious diseases:
    1. discuss normal host resistance to infectious diseases
    2. discuss host factors that decrease resistance
    3. discuss immuno-compromised hosts
    4. discuss the processes that occur in acute and chronic infection and identify manifestations of infectious diseases
    5. discuss vaccines and measures to prevent infectious diseases
    6. identify antimicrobial agents
    7. explain the terms ‘hypersensitivity’ and ‘autoimmunity’



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