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Course Information and Descriptions
HIT 218
Seminar in Health Information
2 Hours
Technology (2-0)
In this course selected problems or topics of interest to health
information technology are analyzed and discussed. A literature
search is summarized in a written report, and the substance of the
study is presented orally.
Corequisite: HIT 213 (C or better)
Typically offered spring only
HIT 231
Organizational Resources
and Quality Management (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will introduce students to the basic principles of
supervision as applied to the health information profession.
Management of human resources and financial and physical
resources are discussed. This course will also introduce principles of
quality management. Content includes implementation of quality
tools and techniques as related to health information department
activities and quality issues related to medical staff activities.
Prerequisite: HIT 115 (C or better) and admission into the HIT
program
Typically offered spring only
HIT 271
Advanced Coding (1-2)
2 Hours
This course explores the more complex areas of ICD and CPT
coding introduced in previous coding courses. Students will apply
coding principles and guidelines related to complex diagnoses and
procedures. Coding from actual patient records is emphasized. The
use of coding references and coding software is integrated into the
course.
Prerequisite: HIT 117, HIT 131, and HIT 132 (all C or better)
Corequisite: HIT 215 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
HIT 272
Reimbursement Systems in Healthcare (2-0) 2 Hours
In this course students will learn the history, rationale, and
methodology of the systems used by third-party payers to determine
the reimbursement that health care providers will receive.
Reimbursement concepts include fee-for-service, managed care,
capitation systems, Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs), Resource
Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS), Ambulatory Payment
Classifications (APCs) and related concepts. The use of the charge
description master (chargemaster) in reimbursement will be
discussed. The importance of compliance with regulations and the
related issues of fraud and abuse will also be addressed.
Prerequisite: Completion of two coding courses (HIT 117, HIT 131,
or HIT 132) (both C or better)
Corequisite: A third coding course (HIT 117, HIT 131, or HIT 132)
(C or better)
Typically offered fall only
HIT 299
Special Topics: HIT (Variable)
1-3 Hours
This course is designed to meet the needs of students for specialized
instruction in current health information technology topics. Course
content will vary depending on the topic being studied.
Prerequisite: Will vary depending on topic. Consent of the
department required.
May be taken three times, but any topic only once
Health and Wellness
Promotion (HWP)
Biological and Health Sciences Division,
Room C140, (847) 543-2042
3 Hours
HWP 240 Contemporary Health Issues (3-0)
This course is a survey of issues related to holistic health as they
pertain to personal growth and quality of life. Emphasis is placed
upon behavioral changes and strategies for lifetime wellness.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HWP 257 Health and Wellness Practicum I (0-5)
1 Hour
This course will introduce students to the process of structured field
observation. Opportunities will focus on careers in health and
wellness promotion. Regular contact time with an instructor will also
be provided.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Course fee
HWP 258 Health and Wellness Practicum II (0-5)
1 Hour
This course will introduce students to supervised competency- based
practice in health and wellness. This on-the-job training in the
greater Lake County area provides students with the opportunity to
demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge and to continue to
develop as a professional. Included will be group seminar sessions
with other students and regular meetings with the CLC instructor/
supervisor.
Prerequisite: HWP 257 (C or better) and Consent of Instructor
Course fee
HWP 260 Sport and Exercise Nutrition (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will introduce students to the relationship between
fundamental nutrition principles and sport and exercise science. The
efficacy of performance-based dietary supplements and related
ethical issues will also be explored.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Recommended: HCM 175 (C or better)
HWP 290 Principles of Wellness Coaching (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will explore the six dimensions of contemporary health
as they specifically apply to the wellness coaching continuum.
Theoretical coaching constructs will be introduced and practical
application will be encouraged through a variety of class activities.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HWP 299
Special Topics: Health
and Wellness Promotion (Variable)
1-4 Hours
This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of
special topics in health and wellness. Course content and
requirements will vary depending on the topic studied. Additionally,
this course may be taken up to four times for credit toward degree.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
May be taken four times, but any topic only once
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