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HIT 125 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for HIT

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Principals of pharmacology and pathophysiology. Includes disease processes according to body system, causes, diagnosis and treatment with emphasis on drug actions and classifications. Includes pharmacotherapy and laboratory findings; basic concepts in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, dosage calculations, and pharmacology as applied to disease and conditions distinct to each body system.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define Pharmacology and its major subdivisions.
  2. List drug products and describe the effect of pharmacokinetic factors.
  3. Solve basic mathematical problems pertaining to drug formulas and dosage.
  4. Describe the pathophysiology of eight body systems and those pertaining to infectious diseases, aging and cancer.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Define Pharmacology and its major subdivisions.
  2. List drug products and describe the effect of pharmacokinetic factors.
  3. Solve basic mathematical problems pertaining to drug formulas and dosage.
  4. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the peripheral nervous system.
  5. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the central nervous system.
  6. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the cardiovascular system.
  7. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the vascular and renal systems.
  8. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the respiratory system.
  9. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
  10. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the endocrine system.
  11. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to infectious diseases.
  12. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to geriatric conditions and aging.
  13. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to cancer.
  14. Explain pharmacology and pathophysiology pertaining to the immune system.

Outline:
  1. Introduction to Pharmacology
    1. Definition
    2. Dosage
    3. Terminology and nomenclature
    4. Guidelines for drug safety and FDA approval
  2. Pharmacokinetics
    1. Drug products and formularies
    2. Drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion
    3. Drug interactions
    4. Chronic use and dependence
  3. Dosage Calculations
    1. Basic arithmetic
    2. Ratios and proportions
    3. Drug mixtures and solid dosage forms
    4. Pediatric dosing
  4. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Peripheral Nervous System
    1. Introduction to the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
    2. The sympathetic nervous system
    3. The parasympathetic nervous system
    4. The autonomic ganglia
    5. Skeletal muscle
    6. Local anesthetics
  5. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Central Nervous System
    1. Introduction to the central nervous system
    2. Sedative-hypnotic drugs and alcohol
    3. Antipsychotic and antianxiety drugs
    4. Antidepressants and psychomotor stimulants
    5. Psychotomimetic drugs of abuse
    6. Antiepileptic drugs
    7. Antiparkinson Drugs
    8. Anesthetics and analgesics
  6. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular System
    1. Cardiac physiology and pathology
    2. Treatment of heart failure
    3. Antiarrhythmic drugs
    4. Antianginal drugs
  7. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Vascular and Renal Systems
    1. Diuretics
    2. Antihypertensive drugs
    3. Anticoagulants and coagulants
    4. Nutrition and therapy
    5. Hypolipidemic drugs
    6. Antianemics
  8. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Respiratory System
    1. Antihistamines
    2. Treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  9. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the GI Tract
    1. Gastrointestinal disorders
    2. Therapy
    3. Colon function and treatments
  10. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Endocrine System
    1. Introduction to the endocrine system
    2. Adrenal steroids
    3. Reproductive system and hormones
    4. Thyroid and parathyroid glands
    5. Pituitary and pancreatic hormones
  11. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases
    1. Antibacterial agents
    2. Antifungal and antiviral drugs
    3. Parasitic infections and treatments
    4. Antiseptics and disinfectants
  12. Geriatric Pharmacology and Pathophysiology
    1. Health factors affecting the elderly
    2. Nutrition
    3. Pharmacokinetics
  13. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of Cancer
    1. Types
    2. Treatments
  14. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Immune System
    1. Introduction to the immune system
    2. Pharmacokinetics


Effective Term:
Fall 2016



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