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HIT:105Pharmacology for Health Information Technology Professionals1

This course is a study of drug classifications, drug dosage and administration, and diagnostic procedures. Instruction includes pronunciation of medications, along with information on recognizing common laboratory findings and knowing the significance of abnormal findings in disease processes. At the conclusion of the course, the student should be able to apply knowledge regarding medications and tests used in treatment and diagnosis of abnormal human conditions, and recognize and apply J codes from Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) to medications. Communication skills and techniques for the workplace are emphasized throughout the course. Students should enroll in HIT 104 in the same semester. Corequisite: HIT 104. Prerequisites: BIO 207, BIO 208, HIT 101 and Reading Proficiency.