Course: Fundamentals of Human Disease
Fundamentals of Human Disease is a course designed to introduce students to, and enhance their understanding of, human disease. This course includes a more in depth review of all organ systems and their involvement when disease processes.
Completion of this course certifies proficient basic understanding of disease processes based on a score of 80% or higher on competency exams. A Certificate of Skill Competence is available upon request.
This course fulfills requirements for the following Programs:
• Medical Office Administration (elective)
Competencies (skills you will learn)
• Further recognize common pathology/diseases and identify common mechanisms of disease
• Describe normal function of each system and relate diseases of system to an organ or
• Become familiar with the interdependent relationship of stress, aging and wellness
This is a competency-based course offered in open-entry/open-exit format.
The estimated length of this course is 30 hours. Actual course length will depend upon your schedule and your ability to master the subject material.
There are no specific requirements to take this course. However, courses in the Health Care Technologies Programs are to be taken in order. The course list can be found on the information sheet for each program or by contacting Student Services.
Textbooks & Materials
Diseases of the Human Body, 5th Edition - Required
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Course Location and Schedule
88 S. Tooele Blvd.,
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fridays
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is based on the number of enrolled classroom hours. High school students are exempt from tuition, but are responsible for course and program fees and the cost of textbooks. Please visit the Tuition pages of this website or contact Student Services for current tuition and fee information. This course does not have an individual course fee, but please see the information sheet for your desired program for estimated total program tuition and fee costs.