Health Information Technology
This course is designed to build on the knowledge of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. It will introduce the student to the disease processes and their effect on the individual body systems. The student will develop an understanding of the types of treatments for diseases which may include pharmacology, surgery and other therapies.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify common causes of morbidity and mortality in patients.
- Explain the steps involved in the workup, diagnosis and treatment of a patient.
- Identify common disorders of selected body systems in terms of pathogenesis, etiology, clinical manifestations, significant diagnostic tests, common treatment modalities and potential complications.
- Analyze and interpret typical signs and symptoms of selected disorders.
- Discuss the influence of age, heredity, environment, stress and immune response in disease processes.
- Explain diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
- Differentiate laboratory tests utilized in medicine.
- Interpret pharmacologic information.
- Explore the concept of wellness.
- Apply pathophysiology knowledge to health information management functions.
- Demonstrate use of the Internet and other reference tools for research of unfamiliar disease topics, medical procedures and drug therapy.
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