GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 113



Prerequisite:
Consent of Instructor
HEALTH EDUCATION
health information software including, if available, an electronic recorder. The time
the student will spend at eh clinical site will total not less than 60 hours.
(HED)
HED 101 WEIGHT MANAGEMENT/NUTRITION
2 (2-0)
This course is designed to promote lifetime behavioral changes. Through a multidisciplinary approach which includes a nutrition component, exercise
component,
behavioral
modification
component
and maintenance
component, the student is assisted in developing healthy attitudes, sound
decision making skills, as well as the knowledge required to make healthy dietary
choices.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HED 103 BASIC LIFE SUPPORT-HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
.5 (.5-0)
The Basic Life Support Healthcare (BLS) Provider course is designed to teach
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to healthcare professionals.
This course includes adult, child, infant CPR, and foreign- body airway
obstruction. Proper operation of an automated external defibrillation (AED)
will be required. Successful completion of a written and practical exams is
required to obtain a two year certification from the American Heart Association.
This course is intended for healthcare professionals.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied Health
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HED 105 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
2 (2-0)
An introduction to medical terminology designed to increase familiarity with terms
used in medicine learning root words, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms.
This course will help you learn the terms that describe very specific healthcare
conditions or procedures. The terminology will be presented and analyzed as it
corresponds to body systems. Students will learn to examine unknown words
and identify commonly used abbreviations.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HED 120 LIVING WITH HEALTH
3 (3-0)
Examines health issues and presents contemporary approaches to personal
health. Emphasis is on problem prevention, focusing on topics as stress,
hypertension, nutrition, depression, smoking, and sexually transmitted
diseases.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HED 130 STRESS MANAGEMENT
2 (2-0)
This course is a holistic approach to stress management which emphasizes
scientific knowledge and an awareness of how attitudes and unhealthy practices
cause stress. Healthy coping skills are developed to reduce negative stress
experienced in adult life. Included are lecture, discussion,
role
playing,
relaxation techniques, physical activities, instructional aids, and individual selfdiscovery projects.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HED 160 GROWING OLD IN A NEW AGE
3 (3-0)
This course introduces students to the study of a growing and influential segment
of our society, the elderly. Provides an understanding of the process of aging, old
age as a state of life, and the impact of aging on society.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HED 230 NUTRITION
3 (3-0)
An introductory course in the science of food and its role in all age groups.
Emphasizes the importance of nutrition in the normal growth and development
process of the human body. Theory is supplemented by practical applications
such as food label reading, weight control, and functions in disease states.
The course includes elements for students of Nursing and Early Childhood
Development, and allows students to collaborate using their many different
styles of learning.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
(HIT)
HIT 103 INTERNSHIP I
2 (0-2)
Clinical internship in which the Medical Coding and Billing student will obtain
hands on experience in the principles and concepts learned within the
program. The student will work with an automated encoder/grouper and other
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Prerequisite:
BIO 105, HIT 108, HIT 109, HIT 110, HIT 205, HIT 226, BUS
116 or permission of advisor and instructor
HIT 108 MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES
2 (2-0)
This course provides an introduction to processing health information and the
professional skills needed within a medical office. The student will start by
learning professionalism, communication techniques, telephone etiquette, as well
as other employability skills that are necessary to work in a medical office. The
course will then move onto scheduling, data entry, posting charges and
payments, adjustments, claims processing and other relevant medical office
procedures.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HIT 109 HEALTH CARE DATA/STRUCTURE
2 (2-0)
This course provides an analysis of the health record including content,
structure, and use. The legal and ethical issues involved in the documentation
found in the record will be discussed. Data, data sets, primary and secondary
records will also be evaluated. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be
able to identify where information will be found in the record and in other
resources or data sets.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
HIT 110 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION MNGNT
4 (4-0)
This online course will provide the student with the background needed to develop
an understanding of the delivery systems, regulatory agencies and
reimbursement methodologies in the healthcare system. Students will learn about
the different types of healthcare facilities and the various disciplines involved, be
able to read and interpret healthcare regulations that affect the different types of
healthcare facilities and have a basic understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Blue
Cross and Blue Shield, Worker’s Compensation, Tricare and disability
compensation.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
Prerequisite: None
HIT 205 DISEASE PROCESS AND PHARMACOLOGY
4 (4-0)
This is an online course which looks at signs/symptoms, etiology, diagnosis and
treatments involved for a basic understanding of human diseases and conditions.
The student will also learn about the pharmaceuticals for these diseases and
conditions.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied Health/Business
occupational program.
Prerequisite: BIO 105 and BUS 116 with a minimum accepted grade of C
(75%)
HIT 212 HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PROCESSING
2 (2-0)
This course integrates all of the competencies obtained throughout the program.
The student utilizes health information, coding principles, and knowledge of
healthcare reimbursement and regulatory standards to legally and ethically
process healthcare claims. Students will be required to work on an encoder and
obtain practical experience at their mentoring site.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied Health/Business
occupational program.
Prerequisite: HIT 108 with a minimum accepted grade of C (75%)
HIT 215 AMBULATORY CARE CODING
4 (4-0)
This is an online course which provides the student with the background and skills
needed to code in the ambulatory care setting. The student will code utilizing the
HCPCS coding system composed of CPT and national codes for physician billing,
outpatient/ancillary care, emergency department and ambulatory care. The
importance of documentation to support the code selection, especially in the area
of Evaluation and Management, will be stressed. Legal and ethical issues
involving coding and submission of claims will also be discussed. Prospective
payment in ambulatory and outpatient services (RBRVS and APC) will be
presented and the implications of coding will be discussed.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied Health/Business
occupational program.
Prerequisite: HIT 226 with a minimum accepted grade of C (75%)
None
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied
Health/Business occupational program.
HIT 216 CCA REVIEW
2 (2-0)
This online course is designed to assist the student in reviewing for the Certified
Coding Associate (CCA) exam through the American Health Information
Management Association (AHIMA). It will cover test taking strategies and review
of the content areas covered during the Medical Coding and Billing program. The
student will become comfortable with online testing and special format questions

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