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Term 1

501-101 Medical Terminology — 3 cr.

Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasizes spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduces operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

501-107 Introduction to Healthcare Computing — 2 cr.

Provides an introduction to basic computer functions and applications utilized in contemporary healthcare settings. Students are introduced to the hardware and software components of modern computer systems and the application of computers in the workplace.

530-176 Health Data Management — 2 cr.

Introduces the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data sets, data standards, their relationships to primary and secondary record systems and health information processing.

530-181 Introduction to the Health Record — 1 cr.

Prepares students to illustrate the flow of health information in various health care delivery systems and within the health information department. Prepares students to retrieve data from health records. Professional ethics, confidentiality and security of information are emphasized.

801-136 English Composition 1 — 3 cr.

Designed for students to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines.

806-189 Basic Anatomy — 3 cr.

Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Students correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. This course is intended for programs that involve indirect patient care, i.e., Health Information Technology, Medical Coding Specialist, etc.

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806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology — 4 cr.

Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body.

890-101 **College 101 — 2 cr.

Develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on utilizing Moraine Park websites, online Course Management System and college resources. Student responsibility and expectations for success in college are explored. Emphasizes learning strategies, goals, lifestyle balance and skills for interdependence.

Total: 16

Term 2

103-181 Microsoft Access — 2 cr.

Develops skills to manage relational databases by completing various activities using Microsoft Access in a hands-on format. Builds skills essential to unlocking the potential of a fully functional RDBMS (relational database management system).

530-177 Healthcare Stats and Research — 2 cr.

Explores the management of medical data for statistical purposes. Focuses on descriptive statistics, including definitions, collection, calculation, compilation and display of numerical data. Vital statistics, registries and research are examined.

530-178 Healthcare Law and Ethics — 2 cr.

Examines regulations for the content, use, confidentiality, disclosure and retention of health information. An overview of the legal system and ethical issues are addressed.

530-182 Human Diseases for the Health Professions — 3 cr.

Focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered in all types of health care settings by health information professionals. Emphasizes understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease.

801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication — 3 cr.

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects. Course assignments will include presentations, various individual and group projects as well as written work.

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801-198 Speech — 3 cr.

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

809-198 Introduction to Psychology — 3 cr.

Surveys the multiple aspects of human behavior. Students survey the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences.

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809-199 Psychology of Human Relations — 3 cr.

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

Total: 15

Term 3

530-160 Healthcare Informatics — 4 cr.

Emphasizes the role of information technology in healthcare through an investigation of the electronic health record (EHR), business, and health information software applications. Students develop skills to assist in information systems design and implementation.

530-161 Health Quality Management — 3 cr.

Explores the programs and processes used to manage and improve healthcare quality. Addresses regulatory requirements as related to performance measurement, assessment, and improvement, required monitoring activities, risk management and patient safety, utilization management, and medical staff credentialing.

530-184 CPT Coding — 3 cr.

Prepares learners to assign CPT codes, supported by medical documentation, with entry level proficiency. Learners apply CPT instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning CPT codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation.

530-196 Professional Practice 1 — 3 cr.

The first of a two-semester sequence of supervised clinical experiences in health care facilities. Provides application of previously acquired skills and knowledge with clinical experiences in the technical procedures of health record systems and discussion of clinical situations.

530-197 ICD Diagnosis Coding — 3 cr.

Prepares students to assign ICD diagnosis codes supported by medical documentation with entry-level proficiency. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD diagnosis codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation.

809-196 Introduction to Sociology — 3 cr.

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism, and the five institutions including family, government, economics, religion and education.

Total: 19

Term 4

530-185 Healthcare Reimbursement — 2 cr.

Prepares students to compare and contrast health care payers, illustrate the reimbursement cycle and to comply with regulations related to fraud and abuse. Students assign Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) with entry-level proficiency using computerized encoding and grouping software.

530-194 HIM Organizational Resources — 2 cr.

A study of the principles of management to include planning, organizing, human resource management, directing and controlling as related to the health information department.

530-195 Applied Coding — 2 cr.

Prepares students to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS codes supported by medical documentation with intermediate level of proficiency. Students will prepare appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines and will assign codes to optimize appropriate reimbursement.

530-198 Professional Practice 2 — 3 cr.

The second of a two-semester sequence of supervised technical and managerial clinical experiences in health care facilities. Provides application of previously acquired skills and knowledge, discussion of clinical situations, and preparation for the certification examination and pregraduation activities.

530-199 ICD Procedure Coding 2 — cr.

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.

801-197 Technical Reporting — 3 cr.

Provides students with the concepts, principles and skills for preparing and presenting oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports and case studies.

809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application — 3 cr.

Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Students analyze diverse ethical perspectives and compare relevant issues. Students critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to ethical dilemmas.

Total: 17

Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements: 67

** The credits for 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

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