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HHSC 1740 - Survey of Body Systems

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly MAST 1740 and HITT 1740)

This course will introduce students to basic anatomy and physiology, common pathology, diagnostic measures, and treatment modalities applied to the healthcare field. Topics include cells, tissues, organs, and the various body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, nervous system, cardiology, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This course has been designed specifically for students in the Medical Assistant and Health Information Technology programs.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the structural organization of the human body.


  1. Identify cells
  2. Identify tissues
  3. Identify organs
  4. Identify systems


Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to label major organs in each body system:


  1. Label diagrams of the:

a. Integumentary System

b. Skeletal System

c. Muscular System

d. Endocrine System

e. Nervous System

f. Cardiology System

g. Circulatory System

h. Lymphatic System

i. Respiratory System

j. Digestive System

k. Urinary System

l. Reproductive System


Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the normal function of each body system.


  1. Identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system:

a. Integumentary

b. Skeletal

c. Muscular

d. Endocrine

e. Nervous

f. Cardiology

g. Circulatory

h. Lymphatic

i. Respiratory

j. Digestive

k. Urinary

l. Reproductive

  1. Identify common pathology related to each body system: signs, symptoms, etiology
  2. Analyze pathology for each body system
  3. Identify diagnostic measures
  4. Identify treatment modalities


Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to compare the structure and function of the human body across the life span.


  1. Describe body changes relating to structure and function
  2. Identify differences in male and female body changes beginning with cell development and ending with death.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Structural organization of the human body
  1. Cells
  2. Tissues
  3. Organs
  4. Systems
  1. Major organs in each body system
  2. Body system
  1. Function of each
  2. Pathology of body systems
  3. Diagnostic measures
  4. Treatment modalities
  1. Structure and function of the human body across the life span

Primary Faculty
Cellitti, Janet
Secondary Faculty
Austin, Delena
Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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