# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant II Task 1349988216

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Distinguish basic signs and symptoms of common disorders for each body system.


Distinction should include listing basic signs and symptoms and diagnostic procedures of pathological conditions for each of the following systems:
  • Integumentary
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Nervous
  • Urinary
  • Reproductive
  • Circulatory
  • Lymphatic and immune
  • Digestive
  • Endocrine
  • Sensory

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important for a medical assistant to be able to recognize basic signs and symptoms of common medical disorders? How do medical professionals assess for common medical disorders?
  • What diagnostic procedures are used to treat these disorders?

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