Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE ID:
DAVO-0001
Organization's ID:
DAVO-0001
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
38 months (1,180 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 US Healthcare Systems
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Pathophysiology
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Anatomy and Physiology
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Medical Terminology
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Public Policy or Topics In Public Administration or Administrative Law
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Health Law and Ethics
This course is recommended for a total of 15 semester hours at the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category.
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide an overview of human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and various patho-physiological processes and conditions; and to provide an overview interpretation and understanding of the statutes, rules, regulations, and procedures necessary to assist veterans and their families in acquiring appropriate benefits from federal and state agencies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe patho-physiological and neuropsychiatric conditions commonly encountered by veterans seeking benefits
  • Define related medical terms
  • Describe the basic structures and functions of the major human body systems
  • Employ research methodology necessary to interpret, evaluate, and apply governmental laws, regulations, and court decisions relating to the provisions of benefits

General Topics:

  • An overview of human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and various patho-physiological processes and conditions
  • General policy in disability ratings
  • Organs of special senses
  • Anatomy and functions of all major organ systems and related medical terminology
  • Infectious diseases, immune disorders, and nutritional deficiencies related to these systems
  • In-depth study of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations for adjudication of claims, and the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities
  • Interpretation and understanding of the statutes, rules, regulations, and procedures necessary to assist military service members, veterans and their families in acquiring benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Study of appellate procedures for presentation and prosecution of appeals before the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials