CCOG for HIM 136 Spring 2024

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HIM 136
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Course Description

Covers appropriate drug uses, effects, precautions, and routes of administration. Reviews common prescription abbreviations, forms of medications and basic drug categories. Prerequisites: (HIM 128 and HIM 129) or (BI 121 and BI 122) or (BI 231, BI 232 and BI 233). Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Use an understanding of best documentation practice in medication orders to educate staff.
  2. Apply the knowledge of medication and documentation practice to interpret, communicate and enter medication orders into the health record.
  3. Initiate an action plan when documentation errors are discovered.
  4. Apply knowledge of the United States DEA and prescription drug labeling requirements to ensure patient safety.
  5. Apply knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical science and health record content when interpreting information documented in a health record.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students:
1.  Answer theoretical and application multiple choice questions on information covered in lecture and reading assignments.


To complete the outcomes students will have skills and knowledge in:

Medical terminology

Anatomy and physiology

Medical science

Health record content


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