This course explores anatomy and physiology relevant to the clinical practice of medical assistants. The course identifies the normal functions and major organs of each body system. Common pathology related to each system is identified, including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic measures, and treatment modalities. The medical assistant's role in assisting with exams, assessments, and procedures is identified relevant to each body system. The course encourages the student to demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in the medical assisting profession. This course is the second course of a two-semester sequence.