Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AHM 208 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Course Description

This course provides students with opportunities to learn fundamental concepts of disease processes followed by further study of specific diseases as they relate to a developmental stage or body system. Pathophysiology, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic and laboratory procedures, and treatment modalities, including pharmacology are emphasized.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Explain the disease process, including causes of disease, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment modalities.
Explain the physiology, assessment and management of pain.
Describe common infectious diseases and neoplasms.
Describe common congenital diseases and mental health disorders.
Correlate the pathophysiology with the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases for each human body system.
Classify commonly used medications by action and body system.
Identify the routes of administration, indications, adverse effects, and related laboratory studies of commonly used medications.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: AHM 233 and AHM 104 or BIO 150 or AHM 105