Mar 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

MAS 120 - Medical Care in Health and Disease


Course Description: An introduction to the way health care is delivered in the United States. Includes the classification, diagnostic tests, preventative methods, medications and treatment of each body system. Students examine the views of different cultures about health and disease to better understand how they affect patients’ ideas about effective health care and health care practices in different societies and among different cultural groups.
Note(s): Open to Medical Assisting students only

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify major contributions to the advancement of medical knowledge.
  • Describe the scientific method used in medical research, including the factors which Western medicine requires to be considered valid research.
  • Correlate knowledge of the scientific method, statistics and scientific discoveries to the study of infectious disease.
  • Compare the traditions of Latino and Chinese medical systems with the Western scientific health care system in relation to beliefs, diagnosis, treatment and training of healthcare professionals.
  • Examine the effect of culture on medical beliefs and response to treatment. 
  • Describe the medical assistant’s role in the diagnosis and treatment of selected conditions.

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