HITT250 Basic Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Technology

Department of Professional Studies: Health Information Technology

I. Course Number and Title
HITT250 Basic Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Technology
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MEDA120 (C or better) and BIOL181 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is the study of pathological conditions and the drugs used in their treatment. Students study the description of conditions and diseases of the organ systems, including etiology, signs and symptoms, and methods of diagnosis and treatment. Students identify disease entities and describe appropriate diagnostic and treatment modalities.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. identify commonly used drug names including their chemical, generic, and trade names;
    2. identify the diseases a generic or proprietary prescribed drug is used to treat;
    3. identify and classify categories of chemical, generic, and trade name drugs;
    4. identify abbreviations and symbols relating to drugs;
    5. demonstrate an understanding of the most common disease processes for each body system;
    6. demonstrate an understanding of how epidemiology helps to track disease and plan for the future; and
    7. identify how the beginning of the disease process, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic techniques help to improve cures.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. history of medicine
    2. cell pathology
    3. inflammation and repair
    4. burns
    5. immunity, hypersensitivity, allergy, and autoimmune
    6. congenital and hereditary diseases
    7. neoplasitc diseases
    8. coagulopathy
    9. hematopoeitic and lymphatic
    10. body systems
    11. prenatal and pregnancy
    12. liver and biliary
    13. pancreas and diabetes mellitus
    14. water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance
    15. introduction pharmacology
    16. the drug cycle and drug effects
    17. drug forms and routes
    18. drug testing and marketing
    19. prescription and over-the-counter drugs
    20. generic and brand-name drugs
    21. medications for pain management
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance-based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Revision / Approval Date: Approved: 6/15/2011; New Core 8/2015