School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences

Health Information Technology: Associate of Science Degree
Lake Mary, FL Campus

Course Descriptions

GE117 Composition I | A 4 credit hour Composition course

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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GE127 College Mathematics I | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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GE150 Survey of the Sciences | A 4 credit hour Science course

This survey course is designed to familiarize the student with the methods of rational inquiry and problem solving in the physical sciences. Students will explore a selection of topics in the scientific fields including physics, chemistry, biology and earth science to develop basic scientific literacy and the ability to critically analyze issues of science.

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GE217 Composition II | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I | A 4 credit hour Science course

This course provides a systems focused study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics build from a foundation in structural organization, basic chemistry, and the study of cells and tissues to system structure and function. These systems include integumentary system, bones and skeletal tissues, joints, muscles, nervous system, special senses, and the endocrine system. The course includes a wet laboratory component.

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GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II | A 4 credit hour Science course

This course is a continuation of the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Building on the foundation of structural organization, basic chemistry, and the study of cells and tissues, and study of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sense, and endocrine systems, this course focuses on the maintenance of the body via the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, as well as metabolism, acid-base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, and nutrition. This course includes a wet laboratory component. Prerequisite or Corequisite: GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

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GE375 Psychology | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioristic, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Primary focus is on exploring how selected principles of psychology apply to students personal lives and social behavior. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, and information gathering and analysis as they practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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HS347 Health Group Dynamics | 4 credit hours

In this course, students examine elements of successful teams and small decision-making groups. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process techniques. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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HT100 Medical Terminology | 4 credit hours

This course covers word roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining forms, with emphasis on medical term building and analyzing, spelling, definition and pronunciation.

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HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the health care record: its purpose, content, structure, uses and users. The course identifies documentation standards and health care record standardization resources (laws, regulations, and accreditation agencies). The form and functionality of paper-based and electronic health care records are examined and compared. This course requires a laboratory component.

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HT104 Release of Personal Health Information | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the basic workings of the American legal system and the medical (health) record as evidence. The course examines federal and state privacy laws and regulations as well as organizational policies that define authorized access to patient health information. The course also focuses on organizational procedures for handling all types of authorized release of patient health information (ROI), including the use of specialized software applications to effectively manage that function. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisites: HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent

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HT105 Alternative Health Records | 4 credit hours

This course examines the application of health record and information management principles, best practices, standards, and regulations and processes in non-acute health care organizations. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisite: HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, Prerequisite or Corequisite: GE117 Composition I

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HT112 Human Diseases with Pharmacology | 4 credit hours

This course covers common disease processes by body system, including signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests and standard treatment. This course also includes a study of a wide spectrum of drugs, their classifications, chemical and physical attributes and contraindications. Prerequisites: GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HS210 Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent, GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or HS220 Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent, HT100 Medical Terminology or equivalent

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HT113 Computers in Health Care | 4 credit hours

This course covers the electronic health record including hardware and software applications for health information systems, imaging technology, information security and integrity, and database architecture. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisites: HT102 Introduction to Health Care Record or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent, TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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HT200 Professional Practicum | 4 credit hours

This course examines current workplace expectations of health information technicians, including behavioral, ethical and practice competencies. The course provides guided workplace experiences designed to help students prepare for entry into the professional workforce. The workplace experiences provide opportunities for students to actively engage in activities and tasks commonly associated with health information technician practice to build their competence and confidence. Prerequisites: HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT104 Release of Personal Health Information or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent, HT113 Computers in Health Care or equivalent, HT201 Health Care Statistics or equivalent

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HT201 Health Care Statistics | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to basic descriptive statistics as well as quantitative measures commonly used to describe patient volume and quality of care in health care organizations such as census data, length of stay, bed occupancy rates, death rates, autopsy rates, and infection rates. Emphasis is placed on creating effective graphic displays of statistical data. Prerequisites: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent, HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent

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HT203 Health Care Data Sets and Specialized Registries | 4 credit hours

This course identifies and examines common health care data sets, such as the UHDDS, UACDS, MDS, HEDIS, OASIS, DEEDS, EMEDS, and ORYX Core Measures. The course focuses on the content and standards associated with secondary health data sources, including disease registries. Prerequisites: HT100 Medical Terminology or equivalent, HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent, HT207 Coding I or equivalent, GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HS210 Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent, GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or HS220 Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent

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HT204 CPT Coding | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the basic structure of the CPT classification system. The course emphasizes standard coding guidelines and the application of the CPT classification system to medical procedures, including the use of encoding software to enhance coding consistency, efficiency and quality. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisite: HT100 Medical Terminology or equivalent, HT102 Introduction the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health records or equivalent, HT112 Human Diseases with Pharmacology or equivalent, HT207 Coding I or equivalent, GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HS210 Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent, GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or HS220 Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent

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HT205 Health Care Reimbursement Systems | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the types of reimbursement systems found in the health care industry. The course identifies the major types of third party health insurance providers and examines reimbursement methodologies such as fee for service, capitation, global payment, and prospective payment systems. Emphasis is placed on best practices for maintaining an accurate charge master, completing standard medical claims forms, and assuring coding compliance with established national and organizational coding guidelines. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisite: HT100 Medical Terminology or equivalent, HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent, HT204 CPT Coding or equivalent, HT207 Coding I or equivalent, GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HS210 Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent, GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or HS220 Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent

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HT207 Coding I | 4 credit hours

This course examines the basic structure of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS classification system. The course emphasizes standard coding guidelines and the application of the classification system to medical encounters, including the use of encoding software to enhance coding consistency, efficiency and quality. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisites: HT100 Medical Terminology or equivalent, HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent, HT112 Human Diseases with Pharmacology or equivalent; GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HS210 Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent, GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or HS220 Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent

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HT208 Coding II with Practicum | 4 credit hours

This course examines the application of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS in the clinical setting. The course focuses on enhancing coding skill and confidence beyond the basics. Prerequisites: Completion of all other courses in the program of study except HT211 Utilization, Risk and Compliance Management or equivalent and HT212 Supervision and Personnel Management in Health Care or equivalent; Prerequisites or Corequisites: HT211 Utilization, Risk and Compliance Management or equivalent, HT212 Supervision and Personnel Management in Health Care or equivalent

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HT211 Utilization Risk and Compliance Management | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to utilization and quality management programs in health care. The course focuses on common quality and outcomes measurement, and management tools such as ORYX, SQC, benchmarking best practices and customer surveys. The course provides an overview of the structure and common practices associated with effective health care risk management and compliance management programs. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisites: HT100 Medical Terminology or equivalent, HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT104 Release of Personal Health Information or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent, HT112 Human Diseases with Pharmacology or equivalent, HT201 Health care Statistics or equivalent, HT203 Health Care Data Sets and Specialized Registries or equivalent, HT204 CPT Coding or equivalent, HT205 Health Care Reimbursement Systems or equivalent, HT207 Coding I or equivalent, GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HS210 Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent, GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or HS220 Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent

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HT212 Supervision and Personnel Management in Health Care | 4 credit hours

This course introduces basic concepts and principles of organization and supervision. The course focuses on the functions of frontline management with emphasis on the tools and skills required to effectively supervise individuals and work teams within a health care organization. Prerequisites: HT100 Medical Terminology or equivalent, HT102 Introduction to the Health Care Record or equivalent, HT104 Release of Personal Health Information or equivalent, HT105 Alternative Health Records or equivalent, HT112 Human Diseases with Pharmacology or equivalent, HT201 Health care Statistics or equivalent, HT203 Health Care Data Sets and Specialized Registries or equivalent, HT204 CPT Coding or equivalent, HT205 Health Care Reimbursement Systems or equivalent, HT207 Coding I or equivalent, GE347 Group Dynamics or equivalent

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TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4 credit hours

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.


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Brock Oelze
Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2009
Lexington, KY

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