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.)
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.
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