Course Abstract Details

HIT-115, Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

Credits: 4

Course Description

HIT-115, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, is designed to introduce students to specific disease processes in the human body including the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Topics also include: drug classifications, drug actions, the most commonly prescribed drugs and reference materials. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of HIT-111 with a "C" grade or better, exemption/completion of BIOL 105 with a "C" grade or better. May be taken concurrently with HIT-121 or HIT-122, but not before. Four hours lecture each week. Four credits. Four billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  On completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. Recognize common medical conditions/diseases associated with the different body system. (PG.1) 

2. State related signs/symptoms, methods for making the diagnosis, and typical treatment for common medical conditions. (PG.1, PG.2) 

3. Demonstrate use of the Internet and other reference tools for research of unfamiliar disease topics, medical procedures, and drug therapy. (GE.4) 

4. Match therapeutic drugs to their use in treatment of common medical conditions and diseases. (GE.2, PG.4) 

5. Identify drugs/chemicals associated with performance of diagnostic procedures (such as nuclear medicine scans. (GE.2, PG.4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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