AHLT-C150 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-M102 Clinical Experience I (3 cr.)
Clinical assessment in systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health-related information; development of professional attitude for interacting with consumers and other professions in the health care industry.
P: AHLT-M109 w/grade of C or better
AHLT-M109 Medical Transcription/Word Processing (3 cr.)
Practice in transcription and word processing of medical reports and correspondence related to the medical record. Emphasis on understanding, speed, and skills in use of transcription, dictation, and word processing equipment.
P: AHLT-M195 & ENG-W131 w/grades of C or better
AHLT-M195 Medical Terminology (3 cr.)
The study of the language of medicine, including word construction, definitions, spelling, and abbreviations; emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills.
AHLT-M350 Med Science for Health Info. I (3 cr.)
This course will provide an introduction to pharmacology; the study of drugs. The course will introduce students to the most common medications, 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 the intended and unwanted side effects of these drug classes.
P: one science course; R: BIOL-L211
AHLT-M390 Coding I (3 cr.)
The study of ICD-9-CM coding and classifications principles; and CPT coding principles as used in acute ambulatory and long-term care facilities.
P: AHLT-M195 w/grade of C or better
AHLT-M391 Coding II (3 cr.)
Advanced principles of the ICD-9-CM classification system; optimization; DRG's sequencing, reimbursement; application of CPT coding principles in acute and ambulatory settings.
P: AHLT-M390 w/grade of C or better
AHLT-M392 Intro. to Health Information Management & Reimbursement (3 cr.)
Introduction of Health Information Management principles and policies, medical records, standars, 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).
P: AHLT-M390 & M391 w/grades of C or better
AHLT-R200 Pathology (3 cr.)
A survey of the changes that occur in the diseased state to include general concepts of disease, causes of disease, clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect specific body systems.
P: AHLT-C150 or ANAT-A215 w/grade of C or better