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HIT 160 - Pathophysiology for Coders

5 Credits
This course covers selected general medical conditions and diseases of specific body systems, including etiology, signs symptoms, diagnostic procedures, clinical course, therapy and prognosis.

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program HIT

Quarters Typically Offered

Winter Day

Designed to Serve Students enrolled in Medical Coding Programs.
Active Date 2016-03-02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
Introduction to Pathophysiology, Inflammation and Healing.
Immunity, Infections and the Endocrine System
Disorders according to Body Systems.
Pain and Substance Abuse.

Student Learning Outcomes
Define disease.

Identify common causes of acute, chronic and systemic morbidity and mortality.

Identify and describe etiology, signs, symptoms and prognosis of diseases of body systems.

Apply knowledge-based research techniques.

Analyze case studies to identify the disease process.

Use common software applications such as spreadsheets, databases, word processing, graphics, presentation, email in the execution of work process.

Prepare effective written communication.

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