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Health Unit Coordinator - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Health Unit Coordinator - 28 credit Certificate
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Technical electives (see advisor for approved electives)
Choose one or more Technical electives.
2 cr
ADMS1417
Word Processing I
This course covers utilization of word processing software to perform basic word processing applications. (Prerequisite: ADMS2410 Keyboarding I or concurrent enrollment) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
ADMS1424
Integrated Office Skills
An emphasis will be placed on learning transferrable skills such as effective written and verbal communication in the workplace; office efficiency via file management, ergonomics, and time management; and seeking assistance via the internet, software help menus, and editing/proofreading. Through the use of an office simulation, the student will perform tasks based on actual job situations that utilize the skills necessary to work in a computerized office as well as problem solving, decision making, and teamwork. The office simulation uses a variety of business application software including word processing, presentation graphics, e-mail, and the Internet. (Prerequisite or Concurrent: ADMS2410) (2 Credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
COMP1140
Online Communications
This course provides an introduction to communicating online using various social media tools/applications and email. Students will create, communicate, collaborate and network with each other using Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, and Outlook. Database concepts will also be introduced using online search techniques to provide solutions for today¿s relevant applications. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
MEDS1207
Anatomy & Physiology Disease Conditions
This course covers the introduction to human anatomy and systems with an emphasis on medical terminology, abbreviations, diagnostic tests and diseases for the human body. Study of disease by anatomical systems. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MEDS1210
Medical Terminology
This course covers word analysis by the study of word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations common to the medical profession. Comprehension is expected concerning combining word parts, recognizing the meaning of the new term, understanding and writing anatomical, diagnostic, radiologic, surgical, and therapeutic terms. (Prerequisite: None) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
MEDS1214
Healthcare Documentation I
This course covers transcription of dictated medical material into a variety of usable medical documents. Students will be able to describe the content and purpose of the various medical documents transcribed. (Prerequisites: ADMS1417, MEDS1210 or concurrent) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
MEDS1219
Interpersonal Career Concepts
This course is designed specifically for students in allied health occupations including Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, and Medical Coding Specialist. Students will learn effective communication skills within a medical setting. The course will cover effective tools needed to establish healthy interpersonal relationships within a students personal life, family life, community, and workplace. Decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, and creative thinking will be introduced. Conflict resolution skills, harassing behavior, resume writing and professional interview techniques will be identified. (Prerequisites: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MEDS1222
Medical Insurance I
This course explains each phase of the medical claim cycle. Insurance payers, basic coding and billing rules, and standard requirements for billing using the CMS-1500 form will be provided. Emphasis is placed on the importance of accurate completion of CMS-1500 forms (electronic or paper) for successful reimbursement. The course will also cover HIPAA and OIG regulations. The focus of this course is to prepare the student to become familiar with each phase of the medical claim cycle within a medical environment. (Prerequisite: MEDS1210 or concurrent) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
MEDS1240
Health Unit Coordinator
This course is designed to give the student the necessary skills required to manage the nonclinical tasks of the nursing unit. Students will transcribe doctors' orders, diagnostic test values, vital signs; coordinate scheduling of patients' tests and diagnostic procedures; schedule radiologic procedures that require patient preparation; maintain daily census sheet; handle all telephone communication for the unit; prepare consent forms; set priorities and organize the workload of the nursing unit. (Prerequisite: MEDS1210 or concurrent) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MEDS1605
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information
This course introduces students to legal and ethical issues facing professionals in health occupations. Course content will include, but not be limited to, topics such as access to medical care, informed consent, confidentiality of health care information and exceptions to confidentiality, mandatory reporting obligations such as child and elder abuse, privileged communications between health care providers, advance directives, abortion, physician-assisted suicide. This course is intended to expose students to situations with ethical implications. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
MEDS1610
Pharmacology
This course is designed specifically for students in allied health occupations including Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Coding Specialist. Students will learn to identify drugs by classification, characteristics of typical drugs, indications, most common side effects, precautions, contraindications, route of administration, generic and trade names. Students will gain knowledge of drug abbreviations and symbols which is required for accurate interpretation of physicians' orders. Medical terminology is essential to understand the pharmacology terminology introduced. (Prerequisite: MEDS1210 or concurrent) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
 
28 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 28


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$5,448
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Books/Supplies:$1,210
Estimated Total:$6,658
 

 



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