Courses

Natural Sciences

Allied Health (AHLT)
  • AHLT-B 320 Global Health Delivery (3 cr.) This course is intended to give students an overview of the history, structure, and financing of systems of health care delivery of developed and emerging nations in comparison and contrast to that of the United States.  Students will understand the goals and challenges in achieving optimum health in these countries.
  • AHLT-B 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care (3 cr.) Management of human resources in the health care system including human resource planning and staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, job design and analysis, and compensation.
  • AHLT-C 150 Body Structure and Function (3 cr.) Introduction to the basic structures and functions of the human body; fundamental anatomic terminology; relationships of clinical laboratory to diagnosis.
  • AHLT-M 101 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH RECORDS (3 cr.) Study of health record documentation, as they relate to various healthcare settings, organizational principles, and Information Governance initiatives. Development of systems and processes for collection, maintenance, and dissemination of health-related information. Study of the various uses of the data contained within the health record.
  • AHLT-M 102 Clinical Experience I (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M 109 with C or better. Lab fee required. This is an advanced healthcare documentation course that focuses on improving keyboarding and proofreading skills in the health care field with emphasis on production, speed, and accuracy. Course includes formatting, transcription of case studies, medical procedures in various specialties, operative reports and discharge summaries. This course is in the process of being changed to AHLT-M 394 (Healthcare Documentation Practicum).
  • AHLT-M 109 Medical Transcription Technology (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M 195 and ENG-W 131 with C or better. Lab fee required. This is a beginning medical word processing and healthcare documentation course that includes both lecture and laboratory components. Lecture will cover the career and certification of a medical documentation specialist, punctuation, grammar, proofreading skills, and the content and format of various medical reports. The laboratory portion will focus on transcribing medical reports and correspondence of different specialties, proofreading the work, and making necessary corrections to produce a legible document. This course is in the process of being changed to AHLT-M 393 (Healthcare Documentation).
  • AHLT-M 195 Medical Terminology (3 cr.) The purpose of this course is to further develop a student's understanding of the study of the language of medicine, including word construction, definitions, spelling, and abbreviations with application to other healthcare courses. Emphasis on abbreviations, analyzing, words based on their root, prefeix or suffix, as well as identifying common mistakes within medical terminology. This course is in the process of changing to AHLT-M 330 (Medical Terminology).
  • AHLT-M 330 Medical Terminology (3 cr.) This course is the study of the language of medicine, including word construction, definitions, spelling, and abbreviations. It provides a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, surgical procedures, laboratory and radiology procedures, and pharmacology. Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms are presented. Emphasis is forming a foundation for a medical vocabulary including definition, spelling, and pronunciation. Medical abbreviations, signs, and symbols are included.
  • AHLT-M 350 Med Science for Health Info I (3 cr.) P: One science course for majors (AHLT, ANAT, CHEM, BIOL, MATH, or PHYS). This course will provide an introduction to pharmacology, the study of drugs. This course will introduce students to the most common drug classes and how these drugs are used in the treatment of disease. In particular, this course will focus on the mechanism of action of many drug classes, and aid students in the understanding of both the intended effects and the side effects of these drug classes.
  • AHLT-M 390 Coding I (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M 330 with a grade of C or better. Provides instruction in coding of diagnoses, diseases, signs, and symptoms, procedures and services provided in office, inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, nursing facilities, laboratories, radiology/diagnostic imaging. Provides an overview of medical insurance programs and the skills needed to assign and link ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes in correct format to submit to an insurance carrier for reimbursement for medical necessity.
  • AHLT-M 391 Coding II (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M 390 with grade of C or better. This is advanced instruction to include lecture and practice application in the assignment of CPT, ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS codes as introduced in basic medical coding. Emphasis on correct code assignment and sequencing of codes to provide medical necessity for reimbursement by third party payers for services and procedures provided in a physician office, hospital, nursing facilities, laboratories, and radiology/diagnostic imaging. This course will include additional instruction in the coding of anesthesia services, extensive modifier placement, and the ability to abstract information from the medical record to select accurate codes for submission to a third party payer.
  • AHLT-M 392 Intro to HIM & Reimbursement (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M 330 and AHLT-M 390 with a C or better. Introduction of Health Information Management principles and policies, medical records, standards, regulations, licensure, and content. Overview of medical insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, group health plans, and Workers Compensation reimbursement methodologies related to third party payers. Overview of release of information principles, privacy, and security standards as outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
  • AHLT-M 393 Healthcare Documentatioon (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M 393 with a grade of a C or better. This is a beginning medical word processing and transcription course that includes both lecture and laboratory components.  Lecture covers the career and certification of a medical transcriptionist; punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure.   Introduction to the content and format of various medical reports transcribed in any health care facility, including all medical specialties.  Practice will include proofreading skills and making necessary corrections to produce a legible and legal medical document.  Introduction to the electronic medical record, HIPAA, and the confidentiality and security of the patient information. Repeatable up to 6 units.
  • AHLT-M 394 Healthcare Documentation Practicum (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M393 with a grade of a C or better. Advanced medical transcription focusing on improving beginning skills to meet the demands of the workplace with emphasis on production, speed, and accuracy to produce a legal medical document. Skiills include legalities of the medical record, documentation requirements defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as related to security, privacy, and confidentiality. Students will experience the diversity of the Health Information Management department of any healthcare facility to recognize the various functions within that department and how they relate to each other.
  • AHLT-M 395 Introduction to ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding (3 cr.) P: AHLT-M 391 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or instructor approval. This course focuses on the revised structure and format in the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. Review of guidelines and coding concepts with emphasis on correct code assignment and sequencing of codes to provide medical necessity for reimbursement for services and procedures in all healthcare facilities.
  • AHLT-R 100 ORIENTATION TO RAD TECHNOLOGY (3 cr.) Introduction to the field of radiology and its history. Students learn proper ethical standards, become acquainted with the duties and responsibilities in personal care for the patient, and investigate radiation protection for the patient and personnel.
  • AHLT-R  102 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHY 1 (3 cr.) Basic concepts of radiation, its production, and its interactions with matter. Includes the production of the radiographic image and film processing.
  • AHLT-R 185 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3 cr.) This course covers medical terminology, symbols, and abbreviations and the application of this new language in the field of health care. While terms are covered as they relate to body structure and function, the main focus is on medical vocabulary and being able to construct terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes, and prefixes.
  • AHLT-R 200 Pathology (3 cr.) P: AHLT-C 150 or ANAT-A 215, or instructor approval. A survey of the changes that occur in the human body to include general concepts of disease, cause of diseases, clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect specific body systems.
  • AHLT-R 202 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHY 2 (3 cr.) Continuation of R102 with emphasis on the properties that affect the quality of the radiographic image.
  • AHLT-R 250 PHYSICS APPLIED TO RADIOLOGY (3 cr.) Fundamentals of radiation physics, X-ray generation, and equipment quality control.

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