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Program Director Nancy Bowers (928) 776-2252
Instructional Assistant Stephanie Kallam (928) 771-6122
Dean Scott Farnsworth (928) 776-2234

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About the Associate of Applied Science - Health Information Technology

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology will prepare the student to work in traditional and non-traditional leadership and supporting roles in health care settings in Health Information Management (HIM). Those settings include acute care, alternative care settings, government, correctional facilities, education, billing, insurance, software sales and vendor services.

Note:  

Admission to the program is once yearly in the fall semester. Students must have an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card; TB skin test or chest X-ray specifying absence of tuberculosis; CPR for Healthcare Providers card; immunizations outlined in application; reading proficiency. Information and an application packet is available online at www.yc.edu/HIM

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology Degree program, the learner will be able to:

 

  1. Adhere to legal, institutional and professional regulations to collect and maintain complete and accurate data; ensure accurate healthcare billing; comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements; select, sequence, index and assign codes; resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation; apply external standards, regulations, and initiatives. Domain I.A.1, I.A.4, I.B.3, I.D.4, III.A.1. (All courses within the program)
  2. Apply general principles of ethical standards and practice in decision making within the health information management department. Domain II.B.5. (All courses within the program)
  3. Abstract, analyze, and maintain data for indices, data bases, and registries; compute and interpret healthcare and vital statistics; qualitatively analyze and evaluate health care data; facilitate quality management and performance improvement programs and health information research projects. Domain II.A.1, DII.A.2. (All courses within the program)
  4. Apply institutional policies and procedures to the use of technology to facilitate the collection, storage, tracking, release, analysis, and reporting of information. Domain IV.A.1. (HIM 110, HIM141, HIM 155)
  5. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design to meet departmental and organizational needs.  Domain IV.B.1. (HIM 155)
  6. Maintain electronic archival and retrieval systems; monitor access logs and systems; design and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval. Domain IV.D.1-4.  (HIM 155, HIM 173, HIM 290)
  7. Ensure data integrity and validity by using appropriate software and/or hardware; apply departmental and organization data and information system confidentiality and security policies to protect electronic health information. Domain IV.D.1-3. (HIM 155, HIM 173, HIM 290)
  8. Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support for organization-wide health information systems. Domain IV.A.5.  (All courses within the program)
  9. Apply human resource management and team leadership skills to effectively supervise and lead others and to maintain the integrity/viability of financial and physical resources. Domain V.A and V.B.  (HIM110, HIM200, HIM173, HIM290)
  10. List the indications for use, dosage forms, usual dosage, side effects, interactions with other drugs, storage requirements, generic and trade names and mechanism of action for commonly used medications. (AHS140)
  11. For all major body systems, describe common diseases and conditions, methods of diagnosis, short and long term effects of disease processes, treatment and therapy and restoration strategies.  (HIM140).
  12. Use combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes to build medical terms.  (AHS130, all HIM courses)    
 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I.  General Education
  A.  Foundation Studies (12 credits)
       1.  College Composition or Applied Communication - Select Option a or b:
          a.  Writing (6 credits)
Choose two courses from approved list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
          b.  Writing AND Communication (6 credits)
Choose one course from each list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
AND
 
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Applied Communication/Comm. Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/comm. component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA233 Business Communications   3
COM100 Intro Human Communication   3
COM131 Fund Speech Communication   3
COM134 Interpersonal Communication   3
COM135 Workplace Communication Skills   3
COM271 Small Group Communication   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
 
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Quantitative Literacy Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the quantitative literacy component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
MAT100 Technical Mathematics   3
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra   3
MAT142 College Mathematics   3
MAT152 College Algebra   3
MAT156 Math/Elementary Teachers I   3
MAT157 Math/Elementary Teachers II   3
MAT167 Elementary Statistics   3
MAT172 Finite Mathematics   3
MAT183 Trigonometry   2
MAT187 Precalculus   5
MAT212 Survey of Calculus   3
MAT220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I   5
MAT230 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry II   5
MAT241 Calculus III   4
MAT262 Elementary Differential Equatn   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       3.  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
 
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Critical Thinking Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the critical thinking component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AHS230 Comp & Alt Health Therapy   3
AJS123 Ethics & the Admin of Justice   3
BSA118 Practical Creative Thinking   3
CHP190 Honors Colloquium   1
COM217 Intro Argumentation and Debate   3
EDU210 Cultural Diversity Education   ERG 3
ENG140 Acad Reading Critical Thinking   3
GEO210 Society and Environment   3
HUM101 Society and Technology   3
JRN131 Mass Media in American Society   3
PHI103 Intro to Logic   3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics   3
PHI110 Intro to Critical Thinking   3
PHI204 Ethical Issues/Health Care   3
STU230 Leadership Development Studies   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  B.  Area Studies (7 credits)
       1.  Physical and Biological Science (4 credits)
BIO156 Human Biology Allied Health

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BIO 156. Human Biology for Allied Health (4). An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell history, histology, microbiology, and genetics. Duplicate credit for BIO 100 and BIO 156 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Light microscopy
2. Scientific method
3. Introduction to biochemistry
4. Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction
5. Cellular evolution and respiration
6. Mendelian genetics
7. Molecular genetics
8. Clinical microbiology
9. Human evolution and natural selection
10. Human impacts and the environment
11. Selected topics in human biology

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use a light microscope to examine cells and cell structures. (1)
2. Describe the principles of the scientific method and relate them to topics in the allied health fields. (2) (PSB 1,2)
3. Describe the principles of biochemistry and how these principles apply to all cellular life. (3,5)
4. Describe the structure of a eukaryotic cell including the properties of the cell membrane. (4)
5. Identify common human cell types and describe the organization of human cells into tissues and organs. (4)
6. Describe cell reproduction in eukaryotes and how this process occurs in various human tissues. (4)
7. Describe the principles of cell metabolism including aerobic cellular respiration. (5)
8. Describe the evolutionary support for the domains of life. (5) (PSB 1-3)
9. Describe the principles of Mendelian genetics as they apply to inheritance in humans. (6)
10. Describe DNA structure, replication and protein synthesis. (7)
11. Identify characteristics of clinically important microbes and the diseases they produce. (8)
12. Define natural selection, describe varied evidences for evolution, and discuss the implications for human evolution. (9) (PBS 1-3)
13. Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications. (10)
14. Apply general concepts to selected topics in human biology. (11)
15. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the biology of human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) (PBS 1,3)
16. Identify the broad themes that unify studying the biology of human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11)
17. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of data related to human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) (PBS 2,3)
18. Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-11) (PBS 2)

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OR BIO181 General Biology I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BIO 181. General Biology I (4). Shared Unique Numbering LogoBIO 1181. Biological principles emphasizing structure and function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels of biological systems. Secondary school chemistry strongly recommended. Primarily for biology majors and preprofessional students in health-related fields. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Scientific Method
2. Basic chemistry and biological macromolecules
3. Organization of cells
4. Energy and Enzymes
5. Photosynthesis
6. Cellular respiration
7. Cell division
8. Genetics
9. Gene expression and regulation
10. Gene technology
11. Data collection and analysis

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply the scientific method in problem solving (1) (PBS 1,3)
2. Describe the basic chemistry and chemical interactions of life (2)
3. Describe the structure and function of the four main types of biological macromolecules (2)
4. Identify and describe the structure and function of the parts of typical prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (3)
5. Describe the properties of enzymes and their relation to cellular metabolism (4)
6. Explain and diagram the fundamental processes of photosynthesis (5)
7. Explain and diagram the fundamental processes of cellular respiration (6)
8. Describe the biological processes of cell division including the cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis (7)
9. Solve mendelian and nonmendelian genetics problems (8) (PBS 2)
10. Describe the fundamental processes of gene expression and control of gene expression (9)
11. Describe basic genetic engineering techniques and tools including recombinant DNA techniques and Polymerase Chain Reaction (10)
12. Conduct experiments, observe biological phenomena, and record information in a laboratory notebook (11)

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       2.  Behavioral OR Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one course from either list
 
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Behavioral Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Growth and Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152 Personal Health & Wellness   3
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Growth and Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
OR
 
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Social Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
II.  Health Information Technology Requirements
HIM110 Intro to Hlth Info Mgmt

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 110. Introduction to Health Information Management (3). Introduction to the history, evolution and functions performed in the Health Information Management profession. Emphasis on health record content and use within and outside the Health Information Management (HIM) Department. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History, certification and accreditation
2. The health record
3. Record filing and numbering systems
4. Data sets and standards
5. Clinical vocabularies and classification systems
6. Health Information Management (HIM) department
7. Registries and indexes
8. Data sources, primary and secondary
9. Performance improvement, utilization management and review
10. Ethical issues
11. Health services organizations and delivery
12. Information technology, systems and security
13. Organizational and human resource management

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Compare educational programs and professional credentials offered by the American Health Information Management Association and related organizations. (1) Domain III.A.1-2
2. Asses the role of the Health Information Management (HIM) profession in health care delivery and outline how HIM professional interact with other healthcare professionals. (1,11) Domain III.A.2
3. Report on the structure and functions of a typical HIM department. (6) Domain I.A.2
4. Summarize the structure, purposes, functions and the users of health records. (2) Domain I.A.1-4, B.1-4
5. Examine health record filing and numbering systems and describe their advantages and disadvantages in specific types of health care settings. (3) Domain I.A.1
6. Distinguish the purpose, types and use of healthcare data sets. (4) Domain I.A.1, I.A.4
7. Compare clinical vocabularies and classification systems and describe their function, structure and use. (5) Domain I.C.6
8. Classify routine functions and services performed within the HIM department. (6) Domain I.B.1-4
9. Articulate the purpose, development and maintenance of common registries and indexes in relationship to Health Information Management. (7) Domain II.A.1
10. Outline the appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing, reports, registries and databases. (8) Domain I.A.4, II.A.1
11. Explain the role of a HIM professional in performance improvement, utilization management and risk management. (9) Domain II.B.1, II.B.2
12. Discuss ethical principles and professional values. (10) Domain III.B.5
13. Connect the organization and components of health care delivery systems and the applicable health information initiatives and standards. (11) Domain III.A.1
14. Correlate basic computer concepts relevant to hardware and software, internet technologies and health information applications. (12) Domain IV.A.1, IV.A.2
15. Connect the principles, functions and usual practices of organizational resource management (human or material), leadership and work planning. (13) Domain V.A.1, V.A.7.,V.B.1, V.B.2

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HIM140 Disease Process

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 140. Disease Process (4). Examination of the most common diseases of each body system, with normal anatomy and physiology compared to pathologic anatomy and physiologic malfunctioning due to disease process. Diagnostic methods, etiology, management, treatment, modalities, pharmacology and prognosis are discussed. Prerequisite: BIO 160 or (BIO 201 and BIO 202). Reading Proficiency. Four lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Basic concepts of disease process
2. Physiologic effects of disease
3. Pathological terminology
4. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid/base imbalance
5. Major body organs and systems
6. Neoplastic disease: signs, symptoms and treatment
7. Effects of altered status, growth and development
8. Clinical manifestation of disease
9. Methods of diagnosis
10. Short and long-term effects of disease process
11. Treatment, therapy and restoration strategies

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the structural, functional and normal variants in the body that may produce disease. (1)
2. Describe the common physiologic effects of disease on the body: infection, inflammation, tumors and immune response. (2)
3. Identify and spell correctly major pathological terminology and conditions. (3)
4. Describe the diagnosis, effect, and treatment of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances in the body. (4)
5. Describe major body systems and organs and their primary functions. (5)
6. Determine the causes, incidence, prevention methods, signs, symptoms, and treatment of cancer for body systems. (6)
7. Describe common diseases and conditions, methods of diagnosis, short and long term effects of disease processes, treatment and therapy, and restoration strategies for all major body systems. (5, 8-11)
8. Define and list special considerations for the effects and altered status, growth and development on disease processes. (7)

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HIM141 Healthcare Delivery Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 141. Healthcare Delivery Systems (3) Overview of healthcare delivery, regulation, operation, financing, organization and structure in the United States. Includes external standards, regulations and initiatives. Prerequisite: HIM 110. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Foundations, values and evolution of health care delivery systems
2. Health services organization and delivery in the U.S.
3. Health care organization structure and operation
4. Commercial managed care and federal insurance
5. Payment methodologies and systems
6. Regulatory quality monitoring requirements
7. External standards, regulations and initiatives
8. Health care leadership
9. Health care professionals and their roles
10. Health care delivery in the future

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the evolution of the U.S. healthcare system. (1, 10)
2. Connect health services organization delivery, structure and operations in the U.S. (2,3,9) Domain 111.A.1-2
3. Differentiate between commercial, managed care and government sponsored insurance plans. (4) Domain. I.D.1-2
4. Apply policies and procedures to comply with the changing regulations among various payment systems for health care services like Medicare, Medicaid and managed care plans. (5) Domain I.D. 2
5. Evaluate established regulatory guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements. (6) Domain I.D.4
6. Differentiate between regulating bodies within health care and identify standards organizations that impact healthcare delivery. (7) Domain III.A.1
7. Categorize the role and responsibilities of the governing body and administrative leadership in healthcare organizations. (8) Domain III.A.2
8. Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the health care continuum. (9) Domain III.A.2
9. Connect how changes emerging in health care models, workforce challenges, public health initiatives, clinical technologies and evidence-based medicine will influence the future of health care in the U.S. (10)

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum Requirements

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HIM150 ICD-9-CM Medical Coding

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 150. ICD-9-CM Medical Coding (4). Principles of ICD-9-CM coding. Use and assignment of codes in compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations. Coding conventions and general and chapter specific guidelines to assure coding compliance. Assignment of accurate diagnostic and procedural codes using classroom materials and coding software applications. Prerequisite: AHS 130 (or AHS 131 & 132) and BIO 201 & 201 (or BIO 160) and HIM 110. Four lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Structure and use of health information
2. Data sources
3. Classifications, taxonomies, nomenclatures, terminologies and clinical vocabularies
4. Principles and applications of ICD coding systems
5. Diagnostic and procedural groupings
6. Case mix analysis and indexes
7. Severity of illness systems
8. Compliance strategies, auditing and reporting
9. Quality monitors and reporting
10. Commercial managed care and federal insurance plans
11. Payment methodologies and systems, IPPS, OPPS
12. Billing processes and procedures
13. Chargemaster maintenance
14. Regulatory guidelines
15. Reimbursement monitoring and reporting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Analyze the health record to ensure that it supports the patient's diagnosis, progress, clinical findings, discharge status and coding disposition. (1) Domain I.A.2
2. Discern timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries and/or databases. (2) Domain I.A.4
3. Explain the use and maintenance of applications and processes to support clinical classification and nomenclature systems. (3) Domain I.C.6
4. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current nomenclature. (4) Domain I.C.1, I.C.2
5. Summarize the accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings and explain how the severity of illness is reflected in the case mix index. (5-7) Domain I.C.3, I.D.6
6. Support the reasons to adhere to ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, OIG compliance guidelines, CMS coding guidance and AHIMA code of ethics in code assignment. (8) Domain I.C.4
7. Validate coding accuracy and solve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation. (9) Domain I.C.7
8. Distinguish and apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in health care delivery. (10) Domain I.D.2
9. Apply policies and procedures to comply with changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services. (8,11) Domain I.D.2
10. Break down billing using resources from coding, the Chargemaster, claims management, and bill reconciliation process. (12, 13) Domain I.D.3
11. Use established regulatory guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements. (14, 15) Domain I.D.4
12. Compile patient data and perform data quality reviews to validate code assignment and compliance with reporting requirements. (15) Domain I.D.1, I.D.5

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum Requirements

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HIM155 Hlth Info Mgmt Computer Sys

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 155. Health Information Management Computer Systems (2). Computer systems and their applications within the disciplines of health care and Health Information Management (HIM). Prerequisite: CSA 126. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Computer concepts
2. Communication and internet technologies
3. Common software applications
4. Health information systems
5. Voice recognition technology
6. Health Information Technology (HIT) systems
7. Application of HIT systems
8. System acquisition, evaluation architecture, design
9. Document archival, retrieval, and imaging systems
10. Maintenance and monitoring of data storage systems
11. Screen design
12. Data retrieval, maintenance, integrity, security

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use technology for data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of information. (1,4) Domain I.A.1, I.B.2, II.B.1-2, IV.A.1
2. Distinguish common software applications such as spreadsheets, databases, word processing, graphics, presentation, and e-mail in the execution of work processes. (2-4) Domain IV.A.2
3. Utilize specialized software in the completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement and imaging. (5,6,11) Domain IV.A.3
4. Apply policies and procedures to the use of networks, including intranet and internet applications, to facilitate the electronic health record (EHR). (7) Domain IV.A.5
5. Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support of EHRs. (8) Domain IV.A.5
6. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design to meet departmental needs. (8) Domain IV.B.1
7. Outline appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage. (9) Domain IV.C.1
8. Query and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval. (9) Domain IV.C.2
9. Identify and follow retention and destruction policies for health information. (9,10) Domain IV.C.3
10. Apply confidentiality and security measures to protect electronic health information. (11,12) Domain IV.D.1
11. Evaluate data integrity and validity using software and hardware technology. (12) Domain IV.D.2
12. Apply departmental and organizational data and information system security policies. (12) Domain IV.D.3
13. Use and summarize data compiled from audit trail and data quality monitoring programs. (12) Domain IV.D.4

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HIM173 Legal & Ethical Aspects of HIM

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 173. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management (2). Application of general principles of law and ethics as related to health information management and patient record management in an electronic, hybrid or paper environment. Legal and ethical issues, legal terminology, records law, patient rights, privacy and security and regulations. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Legal concepts and processes
2. Legal terminology
3. Health record as a legal document
4. Confidentiality, privacy and security
5. Patient rights
6. Quality assessment and improvement
7. Health care compliance and security
8. Professional and practice-related ethical issues

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain how legal and regulatory requirements relate to legal concepts and processes in health care and in health information management (HIM). (1,2,4) Domain III.B.1
2. Summarize the structure, purposes, functions and the users of health records. (3) Domain I.B.1-2
3. Release patient records in accordance with policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information. (4,5,7) Domain III.B.2
4. Assess user access logs/systems to track access to, and disclosure of, identifiable patient data. (4,7) Domain III.B.4
5. Collect, organize and present data for quality management, utilization management and risk assessment pertinent to monitoring the privacy and security of health data. (6) Domain II.A.2
6. Release patient-specific data to authorized users when appropriate. (4) Domain II.B.3
7. Assess organizational policies and procedures to ensure compliance and security regulations and standards are met. (7) Domain I.B.2
8. Argue the validity of ethical standards of practice and summarize their applicability to HIM standards of practice. (8) Domain III.B.5

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum requirements.

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HIM176 CPT Coding

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 176. CPT Coding (3). Overview and introduction to the principles of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding techniques, conventions, and modifiers. Review of reimbursement trends, ethical coding and compliance, and the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI). Documentation guidelines in relationship to assignment of CPT and Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes. Includes hands-on practical skills in the assignment of CPT codes following coding rules and guidelines. Prerequisite: AHS 130 (or AHS 131 & 132) and BIO 201 & 202 (or BIO 160) and HIM 110. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Structure and use of health information
2. Data sources
3. Classifications, taxonomies, nomenclatures, terminologies and clinical vocabularies
4. Principles and applications of CPT coding
5. Compliance strategies, auditing and reporting
6. Quality monitors and reporting
7. Commercial managed care and federal insurance plans
8. Payment methodologies and systems, RBRVS
9. Billing processes and procedures
10. Chargemaster maintenance
11. Regulatory guidelines
12. Reimbursement monitoring and reporting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Analyze the health record to ensure that it supports the patient's diagnosis, progress, clinical findings, discharge status and coding disposition. (1) Domain I.A.2
2. Discern timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries and/or databases. (2) I.A.4
3. Explain the use and maintenance of applications and processes to support clinical classification and nomenclature systems. (3) Domain. I.C.6
4. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current nomenclature. (4) Domain I.C.2
5. Support the reasons to adhere to current CPT coding regulations and established guidelines in code assignment. (5) Domain I.C.4
6. Validate coding accuracy and solve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation. (6) Domain I.C.7
7. Distinguish and apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in health care delivery. (7) Domain I.D.2
8. Apply policies and procedures to comply with changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services. (5,8) Domain I.D.2
9. Break down billing using resources from coding, the Chargemaster, claims management, and bill reconciliation processes. (9,10) Domain I.D.3
10.Use established guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements. (11,12) Domain I.D.4
11.Compile patient data and perform data quality reviews to validate code assignment and compliance with reporting requirements. (12) Domain I.D.5

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum Requirements.

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HIM200 Prin of Healthcare Ldrship

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 200. Principles of Healthcare Leadership (2). Introduction to the principles of leadership in health care and Health Information Management (HIM). Includes management theory, planning, organizing, leading and controlling through total quality improvement. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Roles and functions of committees
2. Consensus building
3. Communication and interpersonal skills
4. Team leadership concepts and techniques
5. Orientation and training
6. Workflow and process
7. Labor regulations
8. Revenue cycle
9. Organizational plan and budgets
10. Resource allocation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply the fundamentals of team leadership. (1) Domain V.A.1-2
2. Justify and report staffing levels and productivity standards for HIM. (6) Domain V.A.1
3. Analyze team leadership concepts and techniques. (2-4) Domain V.A.3
4. Write training programs and conduct orientations. (5) Domain V.A.3
5. Summarize tools and techniques used to monitor, report and improve processes. (6) Domain V.A.6
6. Distinguish and comply with local, state and federal labor requlations. (7) Domain V.A.7
7. Outline coding and revenue cycle processes. (8) Domain V.B.3
8. Recommend items to include in budgets and contracts. (9) Domain V.B.1
9. Outline work plans, policies, procedures and resource requisitions in relation to HIM job functions. (9) Domain V.B.5
10. Evaluate and allocate supplies needed for work processes. (10) V.B.2
11. Select and recommend cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals. (9) Domain V.B.4

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum requirements.

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HIM210 Healthcare Stats & Research

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 210. Healthcare Statistics and Research (2). Concepts of basic healthcare statistics utilized in Health Information Management (HIM). Data collection methods, computation, organization and presentation of reported health statistics. Prerequisite: CSA 126. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Vital statistics
2. Descriptive statistics
3. Health care statistics
4. Data presentation
5. Health information research
6. Institutional review boards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Articulate the principles of statistical reporting for compilation of birth, death and fetal death vital statistic reports. (1) Domain II.A.3
2. Describe and define terms required for accurate computation and interpretation of statistical data. (2) Domain II.A.1
3. Calculate a variety of health service rates including length of stay, facility occupancy, and death and autopsy rates. (3) Domain II.A.1-2
4. Organize data in a way that is manageable and can be understood and evaluated. (4) Domain II.A.1-3
5. Organize and present statistical data in the appropriate format, table or graph. (4). Domain II.A.2
6. Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research. (5) Domain II.A.3
7. Discuss statistical approaches and steps, resources, reliability, validity and biases, and describe how they are applied to health information research. (5) Domain II.A.
8. Summarize the Federal regulations pertinent to institutional review boards and describe their purpose. (6) Domain II.A.3

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum requirements.

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HIM220 Hlth Info Mgmt in Alt Hlthcare

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 220. Health Information Management in Alternative Healthcare Settings (2). Overview of non-acute care settings and their unique Health Information Management (HIM) practices, systems applications, coding and HIM department staff roles. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Non-acute care settings
2. Patient needs
3. Health care professionals and their role
4. Standards, legislation, regulations and accreditations
5. Health record content and documentation requirements
6. Reimbursement methodologies and systems
7. HIM functions, practices, systems and roles

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Distinguish between health care settings and they types of care provided. (1) Domain III.A.1
2. Examine patient needs by facility type. (2) Domain III.A.2
3. Correlate current laws, accreditation, licensure and certification standards related to health information by facility type. (4) Domain I.B.3, III.A.1
4. Summarize desired health record content and the documentation requirements per care setting. (5) Domain I.B.1, I.B.3
5. Analyze health records for accuracy and completeness as defined by internal policy and external regulations and standards. (5) Domain I.B.1, I.B.3
6. Measure reimbursement accuracy through coding, Chargemaster, claims management and the bill reconciliation processes. (6) Domain I.C.2, I.C.5, I.C.7, I.D.3, I.D.5, I.D.6
7. Distinguish HIM practices, systems and roles. (7) Domain III.A.1, B.1-5, IV.A.3, IV.C.3

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum requirements.

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HIM242 Hlthcare Reimbursement Method

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 242. Healthcare Reimbursement Methodology (3). A comprehensive review of reimbursement systems used in professional and institutional healthcare settings. Emphasis on eligibility, health plans and programs, claims processing and third party payers. Review of HIPAA, federal billing guidelines, compliance, clinical coding and revenue cycle management. Prerequisite: HIM 150 or 170. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Payment methodologies and systems, RBRVS
2. Principles and applications of coding systems
3. Commercial managed care and federal insurance plans
4. Billing processes and claims procedures
5. Regulatory guidelines
6. Charge Description Master (CDM) maintenance
7. Compliance strategies and reporting
8. Reimbursement monitoring and reporting
9. Value-Based Purchasing (VBP)

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Discuss application of diagnosis/procedure codes according to current nomenclature. (2) Domain I.C.2
2. Distinguish and apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in health care delivery. (3) Domain I.D.2
3. Break down billing by using resources from coding, the Chargemaster, claims management, and bill reconciliation processes. (4,6,8) Domain I.D.3
4. Use established guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements. (5) Domain I.D.4
5. Apply policies and procedures to comply with the changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services. (1,7,9) Domain I.D.2
6. Compare and contrast existing and emerging CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) quality initiatives. (9) Domain I.D.1, I.D.2

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum Requirements

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HIM280 ICD-10-CM/PCS Med Coding

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 280. ICD-10-CM/PCS Medical Coding (4). Principles of ICD-10-CM/PCS coding. Use and assignment of codes in compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations. Coding conventions, features unique to ICD-10 and general and chapter specific guidelines to assure coding compliance. Assignment of accurate diagnostic and procedural codes using classroom materials and coding software applications. Prerequisite: HIM 150 or hold a coding credential through AHIMA of CCA, CCS, RHIT, or RHIA; or hold an AAPC coding credential of CPC or CPC-H. Four lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Structure and use of health information
2. Data sources
3. Classifications, taxonomies, nomenclatures, terminologies and clinical vocabularies
4. Principles and applications of ICD coding systems
5. Diagnostic and procedural groupings
6. Case mix analysis and indexes
7. Severity of illness systems
8. Compliance strategies, auditing and reporting
9. Quality monitors and reporting
10. Commercial managed care and federal insurance plans
11. Payment methodologies and systems, IPPS, OPPS
12. Billing processes and procedures
13. Chargemaster maintenance
14. Regulatory guidelines (NCDs and QUOs)
15. Reimbursement monitoring and reporting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Analyze the health record to ensure that it supports the patient's diagnosis, progress, clinical findings, discharge status and coding disposition. (1) Domain I.A.2
2. Discern timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries and/or databases. (2) Domain I.A.4
3. Explain the use and maintenance of applications and processes to support clinical classification and nomenclature systems. (3) Domain I.C.6
4. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current nomenclature. (4) Domain I.C.1, I.C.2
5. Summarize the accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings and explain how the severity of illness is reflected in the case mix index. (5-7) Domain I.C.3, I.D.6
6. Support the reasons to adhere to ICD-10-CM/PCS coding guidelines, OIG compliance guidelines, CMS coding guidance and AHIMA code of ethics in code assignment. (8) Domain I.C.4
7. Validate coding accuracy and solve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation. (9) Domain I.C.7
8. Distinguish and apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in health care delivery. (10) Domain I.D.2
9. Apply policies and procedures to comply with changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services. (8, 11) Domain I.D.2
10. Break down billing by using resources from coding, the Chargemaster, claims management, and bill reconciliation processes. (12, 13) Domain I.D.3
11. Use established regulatory guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements. (14,15) Domain I.D.4
12. Compile patient data and perform data quality reviews to validate code assignment and compliance with reporting requirements. (15) Domain I.D.1, I.D.5

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum Requirements.

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HIM295 Practicum: HIM Prof Practice

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HIM 295. Practicum: Health Information Management Professional Practice Experience (4). Completion of specific projects and/or assignments at a supervised host site, within a virtual environment, or as assigned by the instructor. Application of health information technology skills and knowledge to operational, managerial and administrative roles. Prerequisite: Admission to program. Proof of CPR for Healthcare Providers, Immunizations, TB skin test, fingerprint clearance card, background check, urine drug screen, and any other specific requirements of the clinical site must be completed prior to enrollment int his course. Co-requisite: BSA 102. One lecture. Nine lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. HIM departments
2. Health records and documentation
3. ICD and CPT coding
4. Coding compliance strategies, auditing and reporting
5. Regulatory agencies, legislation, licensure, certification, accreditation
6. Providers and their HIM needs
7. Non-acute care settings
8. Confidentiality and informed consent
9. Computer, concepts and HIT specialty systems
10. Data retrieval, maintenance, integrity, security
11. Payment systems, insurance plans, government healthcare programs, third party payers
12. Workflow, process, quality improvement
13. Professionalism, dependability, teamwork
14. Communication, critical thinking, and problem solving

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the structure and functions of a typical Health Information Management (HIM) department. (1) Domain I.A.2-4, I.B.1-4
2. Access policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards. (2) Domain I.B.2
3. Evaluate the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by organizational policy and external regulations and standards. (2) Domain I.B.3
4. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current nomenclature. (3) Domain I.C.1-2
5. Support the reasons to adhere to CPT and ICD coding guidelines, OIG compliance guidelines, CMS coding guidance and AHIMA code of ethics in code assignment. (4) Domain I.C.4
6. Outline the role of federal, state and local governments in the provision of health care. (5) Domain III.A.1
7. Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of health care and respond to their information needs. (6) Domain III.A.2
8. Distinguish between alternative health care settings and their individualized HIM needs. (7) Domain III.A.1-2
9. Determine when it is appropriate to disclose/release content of a patient record in accordance to legal process. (8) Domain II.B.2
10. Utilize specialized software in completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement and imaging. (9) Domain IV.A.3
11. Apply departmental and organizational data and information system security policies. (10) Domain IV.D.3
13. Illustrate the tools and techniques used to monitor reports and improve processes. (12) Domain V.A.6
14. Exhibit appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (13) Domain III.B.5
15. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness, and effective writing. (14) Domain B.III.5, V.B.5

Domains listed refer to CAHIIM Curriculum requirements.

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III.  Related Requirements
AHS130 Medical Term for Patient Care

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AHS 130. Medical Terminology for Patient Care Staff (3). Medical terminology used in direct patient care, with special care populations and in special services. Building and analyzing terms using work parts. Body-systems approach to terms related to structure and function, pathologies, and diagnostic procedures. Spelling and pronunciation of terms, medical abbreviations and symbols. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
a. Basic work structure
b. Body as a whole
c. Common combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes
2. Body Systems
a. Structures
b. Functions
c. Pathologies
d. Diagnostics
e. Clinical procedures
f. Additional suffices, prefixes, combining forms
g. Abbreviations
3. Obstetrics
a. Conception and pregnancy
b. Hormonal interactions
c. Pregnancy and neonatal pathologies
d. Clinical tests and procedures related to obstetrics
e. Additional suffixes, prefixes, combining forms
f. Abbreviations
4. Cancer Medicine (Oncology)
a. Carcinogenesis
b. Characteristics, classification, grading, and staging of tumors
c. Pathological descriptions
d. Diagnostic, clinical procedures, and treatment terms
e. Additional suffixes, prefixes, combining forms
f. Abbreviations
5. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
a. X-ray properties, positioning, and techniques
b. Radioactive and radionuclide tests
c. In vitro and in vivo procedures
d. Additional suffixes, prefixes, combining forms
e. Abbreviation
6. Psychiatry/Mental Health
a. Introduction
b. Clinical symptoms and disorders
c. Terminology related to treatment
d. Additional suffixes, prefixes, combining forms
e. Abbreviations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Divide medical words into their component parts (1a)
2. Define the meaning of basic combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes (1a,c, 2f, 3e, 4e, 5d, 6d)
3. Use combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes to build medical terms (1a,c, 2f, 3e, 4e, 5d, 6d)
4. Identify and define terms pertaining to the body as a whole (1b)
5. Describe positions, directions, and planes of the body (1b)
6. Name the locations and/or structures of body systems (2a)
7. Describe the functions of body systems (2b)
8. Describe disease processes and symptoms that affect body systems (2c)
9. List and explain diagnostic tests and clinical procedures common to different body systems (2d,e)
10. Identify abbreviations common to body systems, pathologies, tests, clinical procedures, and specialty areas (2g, 3f, 4f, 5e, 6e)
11. Explain how female reproductive organs and hormones function in the process of conception and pregnancy. (3a,b)
12. Identify abnormal conditions of the pregnancy and the neonate. (3c)
13. Explain important clinical tests and procedures related to obstetrics (3d)
14. Define terms that describe the growth and spread of cancer. (4a)
15. Recognize terms related to classification, grading and staging of tumors. (4b)
16. Describe oncology pathologies, diagnostics, clinical procedures and treatments (4c,d)
17. Explain terms related to x-ray properties, positioning, and techniques (5a)
18. Define terms used to describe radioactive and radionuclide tests (5b,c)
19. Differentiate between different metal health specialists. (6a)
20. Define terms that describe psychiatric symptoms and disorders. (6b)
21. Describe different psychiatric treatments and common psychiatric drugs. (6c)

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AHS140 Pharmacology for Allied Hlth

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AHS 140. Pharmacology for Allied Health (2). Relationships among anatomy and physiology, disease states, and drugs affecting the endocrine, nervous, respiratory, visual, auditory, integumentary, gastrointestinal, urinary, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Overview of psychotropic agents, anti-infectives, analgesics, anti-inflammatories, federal drug laws, drug names and references, vitamins/minerals/herbs, and oncology agents. Prerequisite: AHS 130 and BIO 160 or (BIO 201 and BIO 202). Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Endocrine system
2. Nervous system
3. Respiratory system
4. Visual and auditory systems
5. Integumentary system
6. Gastrointestinal system
7. Urinary system
8. Cardiovascular system
9. Reproductive system
10. Anti-infective agents
11. Analgesics and anti-inflammatories
12. Vitamins, minerals, and herbs
13. Oncology agents
14. Psychotropic agents
15. Drug laws
16. Drug names and references

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify disease states and disorders of applicable body systems. (1-9)
2. Identify and list medications used to treat disease states and disorders of applicable body systems. (1-14)
3. List the following characteristics of each reviewed medication: indications for use, dosage forms, usual dosage, side effects, interactions with other drugs, storage requirements, generic and trade names, and mechanism of action. (1-14)
4. List types of infections and how they are commonly treated. (10)
5. Explain musculoskeletal pain and inflammation conditions and how they are commonly treated. (11)
6. Describe the sources of vitamins, minerals, and herbs and their common uses in healthcare. (12)
7. Identify pharmaceuticals used to treat various types of cancer. (13)
8. Identify medications used for mental health. (14)
9. Identify federal legal aspects of drug regulation. (15)
10. Search for drug names and basic information via reliable resources. (16)

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BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BIO 201. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4). Shared Unique Numbering LogoBIO 2201. Structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Prerequisite: BIO 156 or BIO 181. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Anatomical terms and homeostasis
2. Cytological and histological anatomy and functions
3. Integumentary system
4. Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system
5. Axial and appendicular skeleton, joints
6. Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system
7. Gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles
8. Muscle contraction
9. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
10. The central and peripheral nervous systems
11. The automatic nervous system
12. The senses

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the parts of a typical cell and describe their function and structure. (1, 2)
2. Identify and describe the four basic tissue types, their anatomy and functions. (1, 2)
3. Describe the anatomy and functions of the integumentary system. (1, 3)
4. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system. (1, 4)
5. Identify and describe the anatomy of joints, axial and appendicular skeletal systems. (1, 5)
6. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. (1, 6)
7. Identify and describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles. (1, 7)
8. Describe the biological processes involved in muscle contraction. (1, 8) (PBS 1)
9. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. (1, 9)
10. Describe and identify brain and spinal cord anatomy and reflexes. (1, 10)
11. Describe the biological processes involved in the nerve impulse. (1, 10, 11)
12. Describe and identify the anatomy and physiology autonomic nervous system. (1, 10, 11)
13. Describe and identify the anatomy and physiology of the senses. (1, 12) (PBS 2,3)
14. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the systems of the human body. (3-12)
15. Identify the broad themes that unify studying the systems of the body. (1-12)
16. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of physiological data and anatomical structures. (1-12) (PBS 2)
17. Use the tools and equipment necessary for scientific analysis and research on physiological data and anatomical structures. (2-12)
18. Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-12)

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BIO202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BIO 202. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4). Shared Unique Numbering LogoBIO 2202. Structure and function of the human body. Topics include reproductive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, and digestive systems. Prerequisite: BIO 201. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Anatomy and physiology of endocrine glands
2. Hormonal actions
3. Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system
4. Anatomy and physiology of blood
5. Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
6. Anatomy and physiology of the immune system
7. Fetal membranes and blood circulation
8. Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
9. Metabolism
10. Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
11. Blood pressure and flow dynamics
12. Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
13. Ventilation mechanisms and gas transport
14. Anatomy and physiology of the urinary system
15. Urine formation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of endocrine glands. (1)
2. Describe the biological processes involved in hormonal actions. (2)
3. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system. (3)
4. Describe the anatomy and functions of blood. (4)
5. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. (5)
6. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the immune system. (6)
7. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of fetal membranes and circulation. (7)
8. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system. (8)
9. Describe the biological processes involved in metabolism. (9)
10. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system. (10)
11. Describe the biological processes involved in blood pressure dynamics. (11)
12. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. (12)
13. Describe and identify ventilation mechanisms. (13)
14. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system. (14)
15. Describe the biological processes involved urine formation. (15)
16. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the systems of the body. (1-15) (PBS 1)
17. Identify the broad themes that unify studying the systems of the body. (1-15)
18. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of physiological data and anatomical structures. (1-15) (PBS 2)
19. Use the tools and equipment necessary for scientific analysis and research on physiological data and anatomical structures. (1-15) (PBS 2,3)
20. Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-15)

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BSA102 Career Search and Success

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 102. Career Search and Success: Skills for Entering and Succeeding in the Workplace (1). Techniques to enhance and emphasize the relationship between resume development and job search skills. Includes a strong focus on human relations in the workplace. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job search skills and employability packet including: labor market analysis; networking and job lead development; application, resume and cover letter preparation; the interview process
2. Personal financial management
3. Workplace communication and teamwork skills
4. Workplace ethics, attitudes, absenteeism, stress management skills
5. Elements of critical thinking and decision-making including setting career and educational goals

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify employment opportunities for a field of study. (1)
2. Produce an employability packet (i.e. application, resume, cover letter, work sample, reference letter). (1)
3. Prepare for and participate in employment interview activities. (1)
4. Assess various types of communication and teamwork skills in the workplace. (3)
5. Discuss workplace ethics, attitudes, absenteeism, stress management. (4)
6. Describe the strategies involved in decision making in a job search. (5)
7. Evaluate job search efforts. (1)
8. Develop a career/educational plan. (5)
9. Identify importance of money management and budgeting. (2)

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CSA126 Microsoft Office

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 126. Microsoft Office (3). Introductory concepts and techniques of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Windows concepts and skills
2. Microsoft Word for Windows
3. Microsoft Excel for Windows
4. Microsoft Access for Windows
5. Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
6. Integration of Microsoft Office applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use file management and other basic Windows skills. (1)
2. Produce and edit word processing documents. (2)
3. Produce and edit spreadsheets and charts. (3)
4. Create a database, enter and manipulate data, create queries and reports. (4)
5. Produce and edit presentation graphics documents. (5)
6. Produce a document that integrates the use of two or more Office applications. (6)

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