In this module, students learn to identify the basic structural components and functions of the digestive and urinary system. The renal system's anatomical structures and common diseases are presented. Students are introduced to laboratory procedures commonly performed in physicians' offices. Students learn specimen identification, collection, handling, and transportation procedures. Physical exam procedures commonly performed in physicians’ offices are introduced and practiced, including taking vital signs and charting. An introduction to pharmacology is presented. Basic therapeutic drugs, their uses, classifications, dosage calculations and effects on the body are covered. Topics in professional development and career preparation are presented.
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