This course introduces students to the fundamental physiological principles of disease and injury and the mechanisms and use of drugs in the care and treatment of humans. It is intended to prepare students for careers in the health sciences and healthcare systems (medical assisting, medical technology, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, health information management, medical coding, etc.). Initial lessons provide an overview of cellular injury, inflammation, immunity, drug naming, classification, and common mechanisms of drug action. Later lessons examine the common diseases and medications affecting each organ system. (Prerequisite: HIMA100)
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