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    Online Start Date
    Jul 06, 2016

    Aug 03

    Online Start Date
    Aug 03, 2016

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    Online Start Date
    Aug 24, 2016

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  • Curriculum: Standard Track


    Core

    100/200 LEVEL: COMMUNICATION COURSE (5  Credits)

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    100/200 LEVEL: MATHEMATICS COURSE (5 Credits)

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    200 LEVEL: COMMUNICATION COURSE (5 Credits)

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    300/400 LEVEL: ARTS AND HUMANITIES COURSE (6 Credits)

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    300/400 LEVEL: PHYSICAL SCIENCE COURSE (6 Credits)

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    300/400 LEVEL: SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE (6 Credits)

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Major

    HA 255: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (5 Credits)

    This course explores human resource practices in health care settings. It addresses a wide range of topics including staffing, worker safety and security, general employment practices, performance management, organizational development, and employee relations. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to implement/integrate evidence-based human resource strategies into the day-to-day management of their departments.

    Prerequisites Required:

    HS 230

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 135: LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION (5 Credits)

    This course provides you with foundational theory, related to the health care industry and health information profession, necessary to support your learning in health information management courses. This course also provides you with an overview of relevant legal concepts related to the management of health information in a variety of health care settings. Topics of study include an introduction to the U.S. health care system and the health information management profession, as well as legal and ethical issues in health information management including common legal compliance issues. You will have the opportunity to utilize computerized software to perform tasks related to the release and management of the health record.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 150: AUTOMATION OF HEALTH INFORMATION (5 Credits)

    This course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to work within a computerized health care environment. It reinforces basic software skills in applications, and outlines the critical stages of developing a health information system. The key features of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Health Information Exchanges (HIE) will be examined. The importance of safeguarding protected health information, along with privacy and security issues, will be explored. Finally, you will examine the future technologies important to the management of health information.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 215: REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES (3 Credits)

    This course will show students the reimbursement side of health care and the importance of correct coding and billing practices to both the facility and the patient. Students will gain insight into the various types of health insurance plans, and also study compliance as it relates to reimbursement. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None | Corequisite: HI 255 


     

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 230: QUALITY ASSURANCE AND STATISTICS IN HEALTH INFORMATION (5 Credits)

    In this course, you will study performance improvement and quality assessment concepts as they relate to health information and quality care at the facility level. Team concepts, risk management, utilization management, accreditation and licensure, data quality issues, and patient outcomes are important topics in this course. You will learn the correlation of performance metrics with use of health care data for decision making in the facility.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 253: MEDICAL CODING I (5 Credits)

    This course focuses on established medical diagnosis and procedural coding systems including a study of nomenclature versus classification systems, basic coding principles, and application of coding guidelines in outpatient and inpatient settings.

    Prerequisites Required: Prequisite or Corequisite: SC 131

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 255: MEDICAL CODING II (5 Credits)

    This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I, progressing to more complicated topics such as cerebrovascular coding, respiratory system coding, congenital anomalies, V-codes, late effects, and pregnancies. The course also focuses on applying coding guidelines for statistical and reimbursement purposes, “present on admission,” and severity of illness considerations, and the use of coding references to ensure coding compliance.

    Prerequisites Required: HI 253

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 111: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course provides a logical understanding of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic, lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 140: PHARMACOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course is a systematic study of basic pharmacology principles with emphasis on the skills and information needed to succeed in a working environment. Topics covered include drug classes, dosage calculations and measurement conversions, drug administration routes, and proper medication documentation procedures.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY (5 Credits)

    Studies include principles of vaccinations and disease prevention, chronic diseases, diagnosis and treatments, and the economic impact. You will also learn about infectious diseases, disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. In addition, genes, mutations, inheritance, genetic diseases, cancer, and cancer treatments will be reviewed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 230: HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION (5 Credits)

    This course discusses the scope and practice of health care administration. Students learn various models of health care delivery systems and social, political, individual, and organizational forces that impact health care delivery. Studies will include marketing, operations, financial, and human resources management, as well as effective communication strategies involved in health care administration.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SC 121: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (5 Credits)

    In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. This course includes a lab component.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SC 131: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (5 Credits)

    In this course, which is a continuation of SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include, but not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level.

    Prerequisites Required: SC 121

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 300: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    In this course, you implement and manage technology, gain knowledge of database architecture and design, and design and generate administrative reports. Enforcement of confidentiality, e-health security, and measures to protect health information are also stressed.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 305: MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION (6 Credits)

    This course examines the role of the health information manager in strategic information technology system planning and administration, with an analysis of the role of project and quality management. Legal and ethical policies and procedures that ensure privacy and confidentiality will be evaluated. Regulatory requirements and accreditation issues will also be analyzed within the context of health care delivery systems. The course will prepare the student to be a leader in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of information systems in health care.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 410: ADVANCED REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGY (6 Credits)

    In this course, you will explore the reimbursement concepts practiced in health care including compliance strategies and reporting, chargemaster and case mix analysis, and compliance and reimbursement auditing. The payment systems used in commercial, managed care, and federal insurance plans, such as DRGs, RBRVS, and RUGs, will also be reviewed. Application of payment methods and calculations will be detailed and practiced.

    Prerequisites Required: Enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 305: RESEARCH METHODS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (6 Credits)

    This course enables you to explore ethics within the health industry, research methods, and the evaluation of scientific literature. You will engage with health data through database querying, data extraction, and data mining opportunities. You will learn to procure appropriate metrics for analysis, utilize data mining to generate insights into health organizational outcomes, and evaluate health data to make evidence-based decisions. You will use computer software applications to manage data throughout this course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 311: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS I (6 Credits)

    In this course, you will explore the use of descriptive statistics within the health industry. You will learn to summarize data by the data center (i.e., central tendency) and data spread (i.e., variability). A focus on visual representation of data will be introduced. You will demonstrate your data analytical skills by proposing recommendations to a health industry issue based on summary statistics and/or health care or epidemiological formulae.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 312: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS II (6 Credits)

    You will collect and analyze data in order to solve health and clinical problems. In this course, you will study inferential statistics and advanced epidemiological constructs. You will study epidemiology and biostatistics as it applies to peer-reviewed, health-based publications.

    Prerequisites Required: HS 311

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 420: ADVANCED HEALTH INFORMATICS (6 Credits)

    The health information field is strongly influenced by data and data standards. This course focuses on the structure and use of health information, storage methods, data sets, and e-health delivery. In addition, the development of clinical, financial, and decision support systems are addressed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 450: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course addresses strategic planning and management to meet the challenges of U.S. domestic and global competition, within the context of organization development and management. Areas of concentration are organizational theory, leadership, regulatory compliance, conflict management, ethical issues related to power, teamwork, consumerism, innovation, quality improvement, health information systems strategy, and entrepreneurialism, and management of strategic alliances.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 499: BACHELOR'S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    Successful completion of this course will require 120 hours of management professional practice experience at an approved health care facility. Through this professional practice experience (PPE), you will gain managerial experience in departmental organization, data management, health care systems integration, clinical documentation coding and compliance processes, quality improvement, risk management, and project management in health care. In addition, you will gain experience with basic health information management department managerial functions. You will be evaluated on the performance of expected programmatic competencies at the end of the course. The course requires the submission of a completed managerial professional practice (PPE) capstone project.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term, completion of all program-specific courses, and permission of the Clinical Placement Team.

    Total Major Credits: 117
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Open Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (30 Credits)

    Total Open Electives Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Tuition & Fees: Standard Track

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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