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2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HIT 240 - Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

The study of major disease processes, by body system, including their etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.  Students will learn which diagnostic tests are used, as well as the appropriate surgical techniques.  Basic pharmacology and the most commonly used drugs will be discussed.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  HIT 106 Medical Terminology

Corequisite:  HIT 204 Inpatient Coding System

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Define disease, etiology, symptom, sign and prognosis.
2.  Differentiate between an organic and functional disease.
3.  Identify the predisposing factors of disease.
4.  Track the essential steps in diagnosis of disease.
5.  Describe the five classifications of diseases.
6.  Describe the various components of the principles of diagnosis.
7.  List and describe some of the common diagnostic tests and procedures.
8.  Define pharmacology and other terms related to specialty fields within the field of pharmacology.
9.  List and describe three general areas of medical uses for drugs.
10.  Describe the function of the Food and Drug Administration with respect to approving or removing drugs from the market.
11.  List five things that the names of drugs might tell you about those drugs.
12.  Describe the therapeutic effect of given drugs on a specific body system.

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