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Course Descriptions

HIMT 1101—Clinical Laboratory I
The student will be given the opportunity to correlate the didactic experience of previous courses with on-site and on-campus laboratory learning experience.  (1 Credit, Clinic)

HIMT 1102—Clinical Laboratory II
The student will be given the opportunity to correlate the didactic experience of previous courses with on-site and on-campus laboratory learning experience.  (1 Credit, Clinic)

HIMT 1301—Medical Terminology
Introduction to the language of medicine.  Emphasis is on terminology of all anatomical body systems, roots of words, suffixes, prefixes, and correlation with basic anatomy and physiology classes.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 1304—Pathophysiology with Pharmacology
Common pathological conditions of the organ systems and the drugs of choice used in their treatment.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 1307—Applied Systems
Application of methods for implementing and managing health information systems in acute and ambulatory health care environments.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 1308—Health Record Systems and Issues
Basic concepts and functions in health information management to include development, storage, and maintenance of the health record in the health care delivery systems environment.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 1309—ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding & Classification System
Introduction to the ICD-10-CM/PCS system for coding developed by CMS.  Includes a brief history of its development and characteristics, and basic information. Emphasis is on the structure, characteristics and applications in detail to include procedures in the medical and surgical sections and ancillary sections.  Also included are ICD-10-PCS definitions and coding guidelines of all seven characters: section, body system, root operation, body part, approach, device, and qualifiers. (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 2101—Clinical Practice
The student will be given the opportunity to correlate the didactic experience of previous advanced courses with on-site and on-campus laboratory learning experience.  (1 Credit, Clinic)

HIMT 2102—Problem Solving Seminar
Examination of the latest trends in health information management. Use of case studies for problem solving responses to management and supervisory issues.  (1 Credit, Lecture)

HIMT 2103—Exam & Workforce Prep
A course designed to provide students with the skills for seeking employment (to manage their careers effectively).  Topics covered include conducting a job search, interviewing techniques, employment, correspondence, acquiring web based skills along with resume and portfolio development for job search, and career advancement.  Students will also demonstrate technology and academic proficiencies.  Students must pass a comprehensive HIM program exit examination.  This course also includes a comprehensive review of program competencies and preparation for the official RHIT exam.  This should be taken the last semester prior to graduation.  (1 Credit, Lecture)

HIMT 2201—Legal and Ethical Issues
The health record as a confidential legal document; legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for the control and use of health information.  The basic structure of the federal and state court system.  Definition and application of professional ethics and consideration of contemporary legal and ethical issues.  (2 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 2203—Preceptorship
The student will be given the opportunity to correlate the didactic experiences of previous and concurrent courses with on-site and on-campus laboratory learning experiences. Application of operational management theory and orientation to all aspects of practice as a supervisor of a health information department component in a hospital, long term care or ambulatory setting.  Includes student project(s). (2 Credits, Clinic)

HIMT 2301—Quality in Health Care
Purpose, philosophy and processes of improving organizational performance through quality assessment, credentialing, utilization management, and risk management. Use of quality improvement tools for case review, data collection, data display, and data analysis.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 2302—Expanded Coding (CPT-4)
Introduction to nomenclature and classification systems with instruction in coding procedures with the CPT/HCPCS system. Coding data quality issues and methodology are introduced and related to the reimbursement system. (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 2303—Data Management and Statistics
Computation and interpretation of health care statistics. Report generation, data display and data analysis.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 2304—Supervisory Management
Supervisory principles of a health care information service. Review of specific human resource management functions including communication, motivation, and supervision. Review of budgets, staffing schedules, policies, procedures, and productivity. Analysis of case study examples from health information departments, in the inpatient, ambulatory, and physician office environments.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

HIMT 2305—Intermediate Coding & Reimbursement
Application of advanced guidelines of ICD-9-CM, CPT/HCPCS, and coding in the prospective payment and managed care environments for acute and ambulatory care reimbursement.  (3 Credits, Lecture)