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5.2 Health and Disease

Understanding the human body and the impact of disease and injury on normal function.

Critical Work Functions

    5.2.1 Demonstrate basic knowledge of typical and atypical human systems and development.
      5.2.2 Demonstrate an understanding of common injuries, illnesses and diseases to body systems.
        5.2.3 Demonstrate basic knowledge of causes and consequences of illness, injuries, and disabilities.
          5.2.4 Understand basic terminology used in diagnosis and classification of illnesses, injuries, and disabilities.
            5.2.5 Apply basic anatomy and physiology knowledge in providing patient care.
            • Body systems and their functions
            • Human development
              • Anatomical
              • Physiological
              • Psychological
              • Social
            5.2.6 Apply pathology knowledge in providing patient care.
            • Signs and symptoms of common diseases and injuries including those of the mouth and oral cavity
            • Physical disabilities and health concerns related to physical limitations
            • Major developmental disabilities
            • Mental and behavioral health disorders (e.g., mental illness, chemical dependency)
            5.2.7 Utilize appropriate medical terminology in patient care.
            • Medical terminology
            • Medical shorthand and abbreviations
            • Acronyms
            • International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-9 and ICD-10)
            • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-R)