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.

Academic Advising

All students who have been admitted to IU Southeast and declare their major in Allied Health will be advised through the School of Natural Sciences. First year students are required to meet with a Professional Advisor once during their first academic year. 

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor to review academic requirements, discuss prospective courses, and consider how those courses fit into the overall academic and career plan.

To schedule an appointment with one of the Allied Health Professional Advisors, please call the Natural Science Advising Office at (812) 941-2184.

Faculty Advising

In addition to meeting regularly with a Professional Academic Advisor, it is recommended that students meet with a Faculty Advisor during the Junior and Senior years. 

Dr. Michele Zimmerman (Allied Health & Pre-Pharmacy)

Sandra Johnson (Medical Coding & Transcription)

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

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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.)

This is an advanced healthcare documentation course that focuses on improving keyboarding & proofreading skills in the health care field with emphasis on production, speed, and accuracy.  Course includes formatting, transcription of case studies, medical procedures in various specialties, operative reports, and discharge summaries. Note: This course is in the process of being changed to AHLT-M394 (Healthcare Documentation Practicum).
P: AHLT-M109 w/grade of C or better

AHLT-M109 Medical Transcription/Word Processing (3 cr.)

This is a beginning medical word processing and healthcare documentation course that includes both lecture and laboratory components.  Lecture will cover the career and certification of a medical documentation specialist, punctuation, grammar, proofreading skills, and the content and format of various medical reports.  The laboratory portion will focus on transcribing medical reports and correspondence of different specialties, proofreading the work, and making necessary corrections to produce a legible document.  Note: This course is in the process of being changed to AHLT-M393 (Healthcare Documentation).
P: AHLT-M195 & ENG-W131 w/grades of C or better

AHLT-M195 Medical Terminology (3 cr.)

The purpose of this course is to further develop a student's understanding of the study of the language of medicine, including word construction, definitions, spelling, and abbreviations with application to other healthcare courses.  Emphasis on abbreviations, analyzing words based on their root, prefix or suffix, as well as identifying common mistakes within medical terminology.
P: None

AHLT-M350 Med Science for Health Info. I (3 cr.)

This course will provide an introduction to pharmacology, the study of drugs. This course will introduce students to the most common drug classes 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 both the intended effects and the side effects of these drug classes.
P: one science course for majors

AHLT-M390 Coding I (3 cr.)

Provides instruction in coding of diagnoses, diseases, signs, and symptoms, procedures and services provided in office, inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, nursing facilities, laboratories, radiology/diagnostic imaging. Provides an overview of medical insurance programs and the skills needed to assign and link ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, CPT, & HCPCS codes in correct format to submit to an insurance carrier for reimbursement for medical necessity.
P: AHLT-M195 w/grade of C or better

AHLT-M391 Coding II (3 cr.)

This is advanced instruction to include lecture and practice application in the assignment of CPT, ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS codes as introduced in basic medical coding.  Emphasis on correct code assignment and sequencing of codes to provide medical necessity for reimbursement by third party payers for services and procedures provided in a physician office, hospital, nursing facilities, laboratories, and radiology/diagnostic imaging.  This course will include additional instruction in the coding of anesthesia services, extensive modifier placement, and the ability to abstract information from the medical record to select accurate codes for submission to a third party payer.
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, standards, 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 or instructor approval
 

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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