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BHF 404 Topics: Disease Process and Infection Control (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. This course covers the general pathophysiology of the disease process and reviews the importance of infection control. Common disease causes, signs, symptoms, treatment, patient teaching, and infection control are presented. Interventions to prevent disease and promote wellness are integrated into clinical case studies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify variables that influence the development and progression of disease.
  • Compare and contrast normal and abnormal responses to stress.
  • Compare diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to management of disease using case study approach.
  • Identify the different modes of infectious disease transmission.
  • Recognize practices used to prevent the transmission of disease in a clinical setting.
  • Critically review professional journal articles, academic literature, and health care reports in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.