Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
Fall 2023, Summer 2023
This course explores health career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. You will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate
This course provides opportunities for learners to perform routine venipuncture, routine capillary puncture and special collection procedures. COREQUISITE: 10513110 Basic Lab Skills and 10513112 Phlebotomy Clinical and PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate
The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined. Computer skills proficiency developed as a part of this course.
Prepares students to assign ICD procedure codes supported by medical documentation with entry level proficiency. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD procedure codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. PREREQUISITES: Admission to plan 105301 Health Information Technology or 315302 Medical Coding Specialist 10501101 Medical Terminology, and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology and COREQUISITE: 10530182 Human Disease for the Health Professions.
Prepares learners to interpret clinical documentation that they will encounter in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the common disorders and diseases of each body system to include the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and results, and medical treatments and surgical procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to plan 105301 Health Information Technology or 315302 Medical Coding Specialist, Corequisite: 10501101 Medical Terminology and 10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology
Prepares learners to assign CPT/HCPCS codes, supported by medical documentation, with entry level proficiency. Learners apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. COREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology, 10530182 Human Disease for the Health Professions and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology
Prepares students to assign ICD diagnosis codes supported by medical documentation. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD diagnosis codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. PREREQUISITE: Admission to plan 105301 Health Information Technology or 315302 Medical Coding Specialist COREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology, 10530182 Human Disease for the Health Professions and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology.
Examines regulations for the content, use, confidentiality, disclosure, and retention of health information. An overview of the legal system and ethical issues are addressed. PREREQUISITE: 10530162 Foundations of HIM.
Provides students with experiences at a hospital or clinic in order to complete phlebotomy activities. Students complete venipunctures, perform administration of glucose testing, collect specimens, perform bleeding times, observe or perform arterial blood gas collections and adhere to safety regulations as established by the clinical site. COREQUISITES: 10513110 Basic Lab Skills, 10513111 Phlebotomy, 10501101 Medical Terminology or 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, 10160143 Medical Office Procedures and Customer Service, 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication and criminal background check and PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate
Introduces learners to the healthcare delivery system, and the external forces that influence healthcare delivery. Sets an understanding for the expectations and standards related to professional ethics, confidentiality and security of health information. Differentiates the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data standards, and the relationships between them. Prepares learners to collect and maintain health data to ensure a complete and accurate health record. COREQUISITE: 10501107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare and Admission to plan 105301 Health Information Technology or 315302 Medical Coding Specialist
Emphasizes the role of information technology in healthcare through an investigation of the electronic health record (EHR), business, and health information software applications. Learners will develop skills to assist in enterprise information management and database architecture design and implementation. PREREQUISITES: 10530162 Foundations of HIM and 10501107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare
Explores the management of medical data for statistical purposes focusing on descriptive and inferential statistics including definition, collection, calculation and compilation of numerical data. Examines data analytics, retrieval, presentation and research methodologies. PREREQUISITE: 10530162 Foundations of HIM and 10804189 Introductory Statistics
Prepares students to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS codes supported by medical documentation and official coding guidance to support appropriate reimbursement. Students will participate in CDI activities, including preparation of appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines. PREREQUISITES: 10530184 CPT Coding and 10530197 ICD Diagnosis Coding and successful completion of COREQUISITE: 10530199 ICD Procedure Coding is required prior to taking Intermediate Coding.
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