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    Nov 12, 2014

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    Dec 03, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Core

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 92

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 92

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 92

    Major

    HS 100: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE (5 Credits)

    In this required introductory course, students will identify current issues in health science and how they relate to chosen health science professions. Educational and credentialing requirements will be defined for health science occupations. Students will create a personal education plan, choosing appropriate electives and identifying specific career options based on personal goals and research of the profession. Professional traits and skills for success in the field will be explored as well as discussion of roles and responsibilities of selected health professionals. 

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    HI 125: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course introduces the history and development of the health information field and an overview of the American Health Information Management Association. The evolution of health care delivery systems, storage and retrieval methods, development of the health record, accrediting and licensing requirements, patient indexing, and typical health information functions and positions are also taught in this course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

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

    This course introduces students to legal issues encountered by health information professionals including the topics of confidentiality and how to protect it, adhering to state and federal laws, responding to subpoenas and court orders, and provides an overview of the U.S. Court System.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    HI 150: AUTOMATION OF HEALTH INFORMATION (5 Credits)

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work within a computerized health care environment. It reinforces basic skills in applications (e.g., spreadsheets and databases), allows the health information professional to converse with IT personnel, and explores the electronic health record processes, security, and issues.

    Prerequisites Required: HS 115

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    HI 165: HEALTH INFORMATION PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

    In this health information clinical practicum, students will be provided an opportunity to gain practical experience within health care facilities under the supervision of an HIM professional or other qualified individual, and through use of the HIM laboratory and utilizing health information-specific software.

    Prerequisites Required: HI 150

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    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: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

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

    In this course, students study performance improvement and quality assessment concepts as they relate to health information. Team concepts, risk management, utilization management, accreditation and licensure, data quality issues, and patient outcomes are important topics in this course. Students will compute health care and vital statistics from health care data and display data graphically. 

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    HI 252: MEDICAL CODING I (4 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: None | Corequisite: SC 131

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    HI 255: MEDICAL CODING II (5 Credits)

    This course is a continuation of HI 252: 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 252

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    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: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    HS 115: SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (3 Credits)

    This course introduces and provides basic practice in the three most commonly used applications in health care: word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of these programs in a health care environment and by health care professionals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    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: MM 150 or MM 212

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

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

    Studies include the most common diseases of bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also study alternative treatments and pain management.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    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: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    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: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    HI 295: HEALTH INFORMATION EXTERNSHIP/CAPSTONE (5 Credits)

    Successful completion of this course will require 90 hours of clinical and administrative experience at an approved health care setting. Through this externship and capstone experience, students will gain clinical experience in departmental organization, assembly, analysis, filing and retrieval, release of information, health care systems, the coding process, quality improvement, risk management, and teamwork in health care. In addition, students will gain experience with basic management functions. Students will be evaluated on the performance of expected competencies at the end of the course. The course requires the submission of the completed Externship/Capstone Experience Project.

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

    Total Major Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 92

    Open Elective

    OPEN ELECTIVE (5 Credits)

    Total Open Elective Credits: 5
    Total Program Credits: 92

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