Health Information Technology

HIT 114

Pharmacology for Health Professionals (2-0) 2 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles of pharmacology pertaining to treatment of diseases, physiological processes of the body related to drug therapy, legislation, classification and names of medications. Students will learn about medications through activities using medical documentation and internet resources.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze health records to correlated diagnosis with prescribed medications for those patients.
  • Investigate therapeutic effects, dosages and methods of administration of medications using appropriate research methods.
  • Relate the pharmacologic actions of a variety of drugs to the human body's physiological responses to diseases, injuries and other conditions.
  • Categorize drugs into correct therapeutic classifications by both trade and generic names.
  • Distinguish between sound-alike drugs.
  • Summarize the major drug legislations that have impacted the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Differentiate between side effects, adverse effects, toxicities, cumulative effects and hypersensitivity to various medications.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2016; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

 114142914Pharmacology for Health Prof Online2Austin H$12.0020/31/0Open
 114247253Pharmacology for Health Prof 2Pizzino T$12.0024/31/0Open
W 06:00PM-07:54PMRC420

Spring; 2016; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2016

 114227252Pharmacoloy for Health Prof 2Pizzino T 7/31/0Open
M 06:00PM-10:13PMRC485

Note: This schedule updates once every 24 hours. Please reference WebAdvisor for current status.

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