HEA101 Medical Terminology
2 semester hour credits

Medical Terminology covers the meanings of medical terms by breaking them down into smaller word parts. This course introduces words in the context of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology so concepts are easier to grasp, while instilling the basics of suffixes, prefixes, and root words essential to develop a working medical vocabulary.

HEA302 Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine
3 semester hour credits

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a research-based exploration of clinically relevant practices, detailing the history, philosophy, and mechanisms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This course covers the balance of theory with practical application and methods of treatment for each therapy. Additional topics Include examination of biologically based practices, energy-based medicine, body-based practices, mind-body practices, whole medical systems, aging, and aromatherapy. Online streaming videos from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center highlight key concepts.

HEA401 Pathophysiology I
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II)

Student will review the basic mechanisms underlying pathophysiology states and will apply those concepts to the pathophysiology of specific disorders using a systemic approach. The focus of the course will be on introductory concepts of pathophysiology, pathophysiology of the neurologic, endocrine and hematologic systems.

HEA402 Pathophysiology II
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: Pathophysiology I)

Pathophysiology II continues the focus on pathophysiology, including the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, pulmonary, renal, urologic, reproductive, digestive, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems.

HEA401 Pathophysiology I           

3 semester hour credits

Student will review the basic mechanisms underlying pathophysiology states and will apply those concepts to the pathophysiology of specific disorders using a systemic approach.  The focus of the course will be on introductory concepts of pathophysiology, pathophysiology of the neurologic, endocrine and hematologic systems.