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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. Define the divisions of pathology
    2. Explain the nature of disease
    3. Recall the cardinal signs of inflammation
    4. Explain cellular reaction to injury
    5. Define structural abnormalities
    6. Identify the importance of an autopsy
  3. Identify special pathology and how disease affects particular organs and organ systems 
    1. Define disturbances in the circulatory system
    2. Give examples of diseases of the blood
    3. Give examples of diseases of the heart and blood vessels
    4. Give examples of neoplasms and cysts
    5. Give examples of diseases of digestive system
    6. Give examples of diseases of respiratory tract
    7. Give examples of diseases of urinary system
    8. Give examples of diseases of nervous system
    9. Give examples of diseases of male and female reproductive system
    10. Give examples of diseases of the bone and joints
    11. Define diseases of the endocrine glands, integumentary, & lymphatic systems
  4. Identify embalming implications of various diseases 
    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


 
Competencies Revised Date: AY2022



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