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Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology for Coders

The complete Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology for Coders CE course syllabus is on the “GoSignMeUp” webpage. Here is an excerpt:

Course Structure:  Consists of 15 Learning Modules of instruction.  Completing the course (and passing each quiz with a score of 80% or higher) will reward the student with 30 contact hours.  Lecture presentation will be approximately two-hour sessions, which are recorded.  Sessions include but are not limited to a formal lecture, handouts, textbook exercise assignments, and an open book quiz after each lesson.  The student will have up to three attempts to complete the quiz with the required minimum score of 80% before moving forward to the next Learning Module.

Please note:  This course does not qualify for college credit.  It is a skills development program.  Completing any coding course is not a guarantee of employment or of passing a credentialing exam.  Students are encouraged to further their coding knowledge, skills base, coding speed, and accuracy through further self-study, “mock” exam practicing, etc. prior to attempting to sit for any credentialing exam.  This coding course in and of itself, will not qualify a student to pass a credentialing exam.

Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology for Coders Tentative Session Schedule:

  • Lesson 1        Introduction to Healthcare Terminology
  • Lesson 2        Body Structure & Directional Terminology
  • Lesson 3        Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue
  • Lesson 4        Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Lesson 5        Digestive System
  • Lesson 6        Genitourinary System
  • Lesson 7        Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium
  • Lesson 8        Blood, Blood Forming Organs, & the Immune Mechanism
  • Lesson 9        Circulatory System
  • Lesson 10      Respiratory System
  • Lesson 11      Nervous System
  • Lesson 12      Mental & Behavioral Disorders
  • Lesson 13      Eye & Adnexa
  • Lesson 14      Ear & Mastoid Process
  • Lesson 15      Endocrine & Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases

Updates for this course take place annually.  The course should be available until December 30th.  All course work for the current session must be completed and submitted before that time.  All student access will be removed upon completion of the survey or on December 311st, whichever comes first.

Course Instructors:
Karen Smith, M.Ed., RHIA, CPC & Barbara Temple, RHIT, CPC
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Instructors
Main Line:  (501) 296-1059
Offices:  (501) 686-7790 or (501) 296-1392
E-mails: KKSmith@uams.edu or TempleBarbaraB@uams.edu

*The instructor reserves the right to change the course schedule and content as deemed necessary.  The above session schedule is tentative and may be adjusted as needed.