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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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OFFT 2013 - Medical Office: Pharmacology and Lab Medicine

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course is intended for students interested in medical office careers. It is a system-by-system overview of the principles and language of pharmacology and laboratory medicine, including drugs and drug classes, diagnostic tests, indications, techniques, expressions of values, and significance of findings for effective medical documentation.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): OFFT 2006 , concurrent enrollment in OFFT 2010  or equivalents, or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in OFFT 2012  and OFFT 2041 .

Major Content
  1. Procedures, techniques, and findings in diagnostic and interventional imaging.
  2. Common drug classes, forms, dosages, and routes of administration.
  3. Common tests in pathology and laboratory medicine.
  4. Pharmacologic terminology.
  5. Normal lab values and ranges
  6. Use of reference materials.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe pharmacologic nomenclature and principles organized by body systems.
  2. Classify routes of administration.
  3. Describe the relationship of drug classes with disease processes and medical specialties.
  4. Recognize commonly prescribed medications, including indications, actions, dosages, and routes of administration.
  5. Demonstrate use of pharmacology and laboratory reference materials.
  6. Identify lab testing methods and procedures used for various diseases and conditions, organized by body systems.
  7. Identify normal lab values and ranges.

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