Why Study Allied Health at IU Southeast?

Allied health professionals are health care practitioners with formal education and clinical training who are credentialed through certification, registration and/or licensure. They collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team to deliver high quality patient care services for the identification, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disabilities and disorders.

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Definition (as defined by the Health Professions Network website): Allied health professionals are health care practitioners with formal education and clinical training who are credentialed through certification, registration and/or licensure. They collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team to deliver high quality patient care services for the identification, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disabilities and disorders.

Certificate in Medical Transcription

The Medical Transcription Certificate is 18 credit hours of class study. Students are trained to transcribe medical, surgical, radiology and pathology reports dictated by physicians.

Certificate in Coding Technology

The Coding Technology Certificate is 18 credit hours of class study. Students are trained in ICD-9-CM, CPT, & HCPCS Coding for all health care settings. Upon completion of the certificate, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). With additional onsite hospital training, students can sit for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  Work experience is strongly recommended prior to taking either of these exams.

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical laboratory science is aimed at quality performance of clinical laboratory procedures on biological samples from patients. The results of these procedures provide important patient data that aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The clinical laboratory science curriculum offered at IU Southeast provides a broadly based background including specific chemistry, mathematics, and biological science requirements, as well as the opportunity to elect courses from the liberal arts. The curriculum of the clinical laboratory science program is fully accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation.

Students pursuing the BS in Clinical Lab Science will complete approximately two years of pre-professional coursework on the IU Southeast campus and must then apply to the professional (clinical) program through Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.  Non-Indiana University tuition is required for the professional hours at Bellarmine University, and the professional program is presented in a full-time, day format only.

Other Pre-Allied Health Science Degree Programs

Students interested in degrees in allied health science fields can take courses toward those degrees at IU Southeast. Students generally can take one to three years at IU Southeast and then must complete their degrees at another institution, such as the Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis.

Recommended Preparation for Medical Coding and Medical Transcription

  • Office skills
  • Computer skills
  • Writing
  • Mathematics including algebra
  • General biology
  • Introduction to chemistry, physiology

To schedule an appointment with one of the Allied Health Advisors, please call the Natural Science Advising Office at (812) 941-2284.

Joy Cox             Jessica             Valeria
Ms. Joy Cox                                     Ms. Jessica Sarver                               Ms. Valeria Aramburu
Academic Advisor                               Academic Advisor                                  Academic Advisor
School of Natural Sciences                    School of Natural Sciences                     School of Natural Sciences
Email: joycox@ius.edu                         Email: jrsarver@ius.edu                         Email: varambur@ius.edu
Office: LF 248                                    Office: LF 258 A                                 Office: LF 258 B
Phone: (812) 941-2077                   Phone: (812) 941-2019                    Phone: (812) 941-2219

Health information is one of the 20 fastest-growing occupations. Demand should remain high.

  • Health Data Analyst
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Records Technician
  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Physician Practice Manager
  • Patient Information Coordinator

Degrees & Careers in Public Health

Online and Campus MPH Degrees

Pre-Professional Experience: Public Health / MPH Online

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Health care changes will present more opportunities.

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.
P: None

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.
P: None

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
 

Resident

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Sandra Johnson
Senior Lecturer of Biology
sanljohn@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2078
Office Location: LF 302
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Michele Zimmerman
Senior Lecturer of Biology
Coordinator of Allied Health Programs
micrzimm@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2192
Office Location: LF 324
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Adjunct

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Douglas Breger
Adjunct Professor of Allied Health
dbreger@ius.edu
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Harrison County Hospital Fund

Estimated Amount: up to $1000

Criteria: Undergraduate nursing, allied health or other health related field students who are in good academic standing. School and community involvement. Preference given to Meade, Crawford and Harrison County residents. Need, as determined by theFAFSA, may be considered but will not be the determining factor.

Renewal Criteria: Must reapply

Applicant Contact: Division of Nursing

Clark Memorial Hospital

Estimated Amount: Varies

Criteria: Students pursing careers in nursing, allied or other health care fields; signed agreement to work at Clark Memorial Hospital; Based on academic merit, school and community involvement; financial needs considered, as measured by FAFSA, but not determining factor. For tuition, fees and books only.

Requirement(s):
IU Southeast Scholarship Application

Renewal Criteria: Must reapply

Applicant Contact: Division of Nursing

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