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The Healthcare Documentation Certificate is an 18 credit hour program that trains students in medical keyboarding skills to produce dictated reports by physicians and other healthcare providers and ancillary disciplines to produce a legal document, which provides medical necessity to submit insurance claims, payment and audit procedures and to provide documentation of medical care in the event of legal or court proceedings. Such reports include hospital admissions, hospital discharge summaries, operative notes, pathology and radiology reports, surgical consultations, and psychological evaluations.

Career options available to those with this certificate include: medical transcription, medical scribe, healthcare documentation specialist, and speech/voice recognition editor.

Required Courses

Students pursuing the Healthcare Documentation Certificate must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C:

Required Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
AHLT-M 394 Healthcare Documentation Practicum 3
AHLT-M 393 Healthcare Documentation
AHLT-M 330 Medical Terminology
AHLT-C 150 OR
ANAT-A 215
Body Structure & Function OR
Basic Human Anatomy
3 OR
5
CSCI-C 106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use 3
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I 3

Specific degree requirements can also be viewed in the online Academic Bulletin.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate in residence at IU Southeast.

Allied Health Residency Requirement

In addition to the IU Southeast Certificate Residency Requirement (minimum of 50% of total credits), students completing the Certificate in Healthcare Documentation are required to complete the following courses in residence at IU Southeast: AHLT-M 393 and AHLT-M 394.

General Education Core

The General Education Core does not apply to Certificate programs.

Campus Events

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

April 6th, 2020

All day event

Classes end (full-term and 2nd 7 week classes)
Final exams begin

Final exams begin

April 29th, 2020

All day event

Final exams end

Final exams end

May 5th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

May 7th, 2020

All day event

Transcripts with grades available

Transcripts with grades available

May 11th, 2020

All day event

Official grades available in One.IU

Official grades available in One.IU

May 11th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

May 11th, 2020

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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