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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Health Information Management (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Health Sciences

Health Sciences degree programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. The limited enrollment courses are offered during the technical portion of the program that includes clinical, practicum, or professional practice experience. The technical section of a program has restrictions on the number of students that may start the limited enrollment courses each term (or year), based on space availability and accreditor guidelines, for example, objective quantitative factors.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
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Description:

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description:

Foundations of health information management, the Health Information Management profession, including health care systems and organization of HIM functions, data quality, access and retention, patient and healthcare data and data collection methodologies. Discussion of classification systems, clinical vocabularies and nomenclatures. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: HIM 1101

Description: Introduces students to personal computer concepts including hardware, system software, application software, and the Internet. Learn the components of computer systems and develop a broad understanding of computer hardware and emerging technologies. Students will be introduced to Office application software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases,) and specific features of those applications for medical reports, narrating presentations, Autofilters, form creation and software integration will be applied.

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Communication elective: Choose from COM 2206 or COM 2211

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the lymphoid system, immunity, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1121

Description: An overview of the major drug classifications, common drugs in each class, conditions for which drugs are administered and their general effects to assist medical coders in analyzing health care documentation for coding and reimbursement applications.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101 and BIO 1107 or BIO 1121 or BIO 1141

Description:

Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for physician services. Additional out-of-class assignments are required.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101 and BIO 1121

Description: Planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting and analysis of management systems along with job standards and performance evaluations emphasizing development of supervisory management, leadership and communication skills. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: HIM 1110 and BIS 1221

Description: Evaluation of health care records as legal documents; special emphasis on policies and procedures concerning release of medical information and protecting patient confidentiality; principles and organization of the judicial system; health care fraud and abuse and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Ethical issues in health care settings addressed. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Pathological changes associated with the most commonly occurring diseases of each body system. Correlates changes with patient's response, diagnostic studies, and treatment modalities.

Prerequisites: BIO 1107 or BIO 1121 or BIO 1141

Description: Solve health science applications; convert within and between metric, household and apothecary systems; read and interpret health science labels and graphs; calculate and apply statistical concepts; solve problems involving parenteral, pediatric and/or intravenous administration and dosage calculations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose from MAT 1130 or Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Notes: Choose from PSY 1100 or SOC 1101

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Important message signified by
Hours
 

Description:

Organization and operation of a hospital cancer program emphasizing registry case finding, accession, indexing, abstracting and follow-up of cancer data. Purposes, uses and handling of health information, departmental and facility administration, licensing and accreditation requirements and introduction to payment systems in long-term care and home health care. Note: HIM 1201 may be taken concurrently.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: HIM 1110 and HIM 1201

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Summer and Fall Only.

Description:

Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for outpatient facility services. Students should possess proficiency in basic medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: HIM 1201 and Restricted to Majors

Notes: Fall Only

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Notes: Spring and Summer Only

Description:

Introduction to principles and coding conventions for using ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS for coding inpatient records. Students should possess proficiency in medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: HIM 2110 and Restricted to Majors

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

 

Term hours subtotal:

10

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.