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HITT 1201 - Pathophysiology & Pharmacology Applications in Health Information

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HITT 1102 , HITT 1105, and HITT 1106  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: HITT 1210 , HITT 1211 , and HITT 1209  

The course focus is on description of conditions and diseases of the organ systems, including etiology, signs and symptoms, and methods of diagnosis and treatment. Students will build on their knowledge of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology through a detailed study of common pathological conditions and the drugs used in their treatment.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Winter semester only

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Outcome1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to summarize basic pharmacology concepts.


  1. Explain the processes of pharmaceutical drug regulation and approval.
  2. Identify drug classes, schedules, and categories.
  3. Describe the different methods of drug delivery.
  4. Explain the effects on the body after a drug has been administered.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify biomedical sciences.


  1. Recognize and recall the normal human anatomy and physiology.
  2. Recognize, recall, and compare a number of diseases.
  3. Recognize and recall common treatments for the diseases covered in the course.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction to Pathophysiology
    1. Drug Legislation
    2. Drug Forms and Routes of Administration
  2. Inflammation and Healing
    1. Immunity and Abnormal Response
    2. Anti-infective Drugs
    3. AIDS and Antiviral Drugs
  3. Skin Disorders
    1. Infection
    2. Dermatologic Drugs
    3. Anti-Fungal Drugs
  4. Substance Abuse
    1. Chronic Neurologic Disorders
    2. Psychiatric Drugs
    3. Drug Effects
    4. Steps in the Drug Cycle
  5. Musculoskeletal Disorders
    1. Musculoskeletal Drugs
  6. Cardiovascular Disorders
    1. Cardiovascular Drugs
  7. Respiratory Disorders
    1. Pulmonary Drugs
  8. Digestive system Disorders
    1. Gastrointestinal Drugs
  9. Blood and Lymphatic Disorders
    1. Urinary System disorders
    2. Anticoagulant Thrombolytic Drugs
    3. Intravenous Fluids and Blood Products
    4. Urinary tract Drugs
  10. Acute Neurological Disorders
    1. Endocrine Disorders
    2. Neurologic Drugs
    3. Endocrine Drugs
    4. Antidiabetic Drugs
  11. Reproductive system Disorders
    1. Disorders of the Eye and Ear
    2. ENT Drugs
    3. Ophthalmic Drugs
  12. Neoplasms
    1. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
    2. Chemotherapy Drugs
  13. Relationship between Pregnancy and Disease
    1. Aging and Disease Processes
    2. Obstetric/Gynecologic Drugs
  14. Pain
    1. Environmental Hazards
    2. Anesthetics
    3. Analgesic Drugs
    4. Emergency Drugs

Primary Faculty
Cellitti, Janet
Secondary Faculty
Dunsmore, Kristin
Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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