HIM*102, Introduction to Healthcare Systems (3 credits)
This course introduces the student to the field of health information technology.  Topics to be covered include the healthcare delivery system, medical records format and content, various filing systems, the environment where the information is gathered, by who the information is used, and the technology behind health information systems.  In addition, the course will cover retention policies and procedures, documentation, confidentiality issues, and legal and regulatory aspects of the medical record. Prerequisite:  Eligible for either ENG 101E or ENG 101. (Updated October 2014)

HIM*112 Medical Insurance and Reimbursement (3 credits)               
This course will teach the important issues regarding healthcare today, clerical and administrative skills, medical health insurance and claims processing, insurance terminology, types of insurance, and the eligibility and benefit structure of the insurance plan. This knowledge readies students to work in a private physician’s office, a multi-specialty clinic, or a hospital setting.  Topics discussed will include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, TRICARE, and Workers’ Compensation.  Students will learn to generate and manage billing claim forms for the medical office and other organizations.  Students will be prepared to analyze and accurately decipher complicated medical claims and oversee the entire billing and reimbursement process.  In particular, as the industry is currently updating from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the latest system will be taught to students.  Prerequisite/Co-Requisite:  MED*125. (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated November 2014)

HIM*156, Electronic Health Records (3 credits)
This course is meant to give students an inside look at electronic documentation that is an essential component of healthcare recordkeeping. It offers students fundamental knowledge of health information systems and introduces the use of electronic health record systems and health information exchanges (HIE). This course includes rules, regulations, and innovations in electronic health records, as well as hands-on exercises that use real EHR software to transform theoretical EHR concepts into practical understanding. Recommended Prerequisite: 
CSC*101 Introduction to Computers or working knowledge of Microsoft Windows navigation and file management. Prerequisites: MED*125 and HIM*102.  (Updated November 2014)

HIM*201, Health Information Management Principles (3 credits)
This course covers health information management and patient record practices.  Students will learn of the requirements of managing HIM departments.  Topics will include electronic data management, document and repository systems, retention and destruction of medical records, production and accuracy of patient information, analysis and reporting for decision-making and strategy development, and HIPAA regulations concerning medical records and the uses of medical record.   Prerequisite:  HIM*102 (Updated October 2014)

HIM*203, Pathophysiology (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the study of functional changes that accompany human diseases.  The purpose of this course is to supply students with basic understanding which will prepare them for the healthcare setting.  The most common conditions along with new and emerging diseases will be included.  Components of pharmacology will also be included for each category of diseases. Prerequisite: 
BIO*115(Updated November 2014)

HIM*205, Medical Coding 1 (3 credits)
This course covers ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical code sets for diagnoses and is designed to help students meet the challenge of today’s changing government regulations and healthcare reporting. Included in the course are in-depth coding content and practice in diagnosis coding, HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) Level II coding, and a review of insurance and reimbursement topics.  Prerequisites: BIO*115 and MED*125.  (Course description updated February 2016)

HIM*206, Medical Coding 2 (3 credits)
This course covers CPT medical coding procedures and is designed to help students meet the challenge of today’s changing government regulations and healthcare reporting.  Included in the course is detailed information on health reform, ethical, legal, and compliance issues that relate to coding and reimbursement. Prerequisite: HIM*205. (Updated October 2014)

HIM*220, Supervision/Quality Management (3 credits)
This course covers topics of leadership and supervision, research methods, healthcare statistic, and healthcare quality management. Students will learn common quality improvement processes in healthcare organizations, and discuss topics related to accreditation, licensure, teamwork, change management, project management, data analysis and other quality measures. Students will also perform financial management tasks such as budgeting, accounting and variance analysis. Employee recruitment and employee law will be explored, along with employee productivity and training needs. Prerequisite: HIM*201.  
(Course description updated February 2016)

HIM*256, Legal and Ethical Issues of HIM (3 credits)
Students will learn about the legal and ethical issues affecting healthcare today, including legislative and regulatory processes and legal terminology.  Special attention will be devoted to issues of electronic record systems from the legal and ethical perspective. Students will study health information/record laws and regulations (such as retention, patient rights/advocacy, advanced directives, privacy.)  Confidentiality, privacy, and security policies, procedures and monitoring along with release of information policies and procedures, professional and practice-related ethical issues will also be studied.  Students will investigate and recommend solutions to privacy issues and problems.  Prerequisites: HIM*102 and HIM*112. (Updated November 2014)

HIM*295, Health Information Management Internship (3 credits)
This course will give students the opportunity to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the Health Information Management Program in an on-the-job experience.  Students will concentrate their time developing knowledge of the HIM department and related tasks such as coding.  One hundred and fifty hours of supervised work and participation in online assignments will be required.  Prerequisites:  HIM*102, HIM*201, HIM*205, and HIM*206. (Updated October 2014)

HPE*144, Fitness and Wellness for Everybody (2 Credits)
An introduction to the benefits of healthy lifestyle incorporating fitness and wellness topics within an off-campus lecture and gym based activity setting at a local facility.  This course is designed to emphasize the importance of self-responsibility in achieving a high level of wellness.  A lecture/physical activity setting will provide the opportunity for students to:  1. Identify and implement one fitness/wellness change that will have a positive impact on their well-being.  2.  Participate in classroom lectures that cover a variety of wellness topics.  3.  Engage in physical fitness activity.

HLT*103, Investigations in Health Careers (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide the learner students with an overview of the healthcare system, health professions, general anatomy and physiology, principles of the scientific process, medical terminology, documentation, conducting scientific research and the use of information technology in the healthcare environment. The course will also include segments in signs and symptoms of illnesses, medical triage, medical ethics, and the legal responsibilities of healthcare providers. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG 101.(Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014)

HLT*160/*SOC160, Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
This course provides a basic overview of public health and various public health systems. It provides a foundation for the understanding of public health principles and practices for any student interested in social work, health careers, biology, health education, or simply being an informed citizen. Topics will include the effects of individual lifestyle decisions and their relation to personal and public health. The course deals with a variety of current public health threats and trends, and how public health professionals play a role in identifying and remediating or avoiding them. This is a “D” course. Prerequisite:  Eligible for either ENG* 101E or 
ENG*101. (Existing course, published May 2014) (Updated October 2014)

MED*125, Medical Terminology (3 credits) 
This course is an introduction to basic medical terminology including origins of scientific terms, suffixes and prefixes which will enhance student ability to interpret and discuss scientific and clinical concepts. Concentration is on medical terminology which facilitates the student’s comprehension of materials in patient records, medical reports and scientific articles. Clinical cases including diagnostic reports are utilized for discussion in this course.  Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 101. (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014)

MED*250, Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)
An examination of the more commonly prescribed medications as they relate to specific body systems. Topics include practices governing the use, dispensing, administration, and storage of pharmaceuticals. Terminology relating to drugs and the administration of drugs is emphasized. Prerequisite: MED*125  (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014)