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Web Schedule Fall 2017

Allied Health Courses

The courses listed below are being offered this semester at CCV locations around the state or online. Click on the Course Number link to see detailed information regarding locations, dates and times.

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AHS-1015 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
3 Credits
Introduces students to fundamental theories of data management in the healthcare setting. Historical and current recordkeeping practices will be explored as well as a basic overview of health care delivery systems. Topics include the role of accrediting and regulatory agencies, facility and staff organization, health record content, record management, and the transition to an electronic patient record.

AHS-1205 - Medical Terminology
3 Credits
This course encompasses the development and use of medical vocabulary, definitions, and medical abbreviations. Students will build medical terms through the use of prefixes, word roots, combining forms and suffixes.

AHS-1410 - Introduction to Phlebotomy
3 Credits
This course covers the proper collection of blood specimens, choice of proper phlebotomy equipment, venipuncture techniques, patient care, safety, tests, and quality assurance. The course is designed to provide a minimum of 20 hours of practical instruction and skills development in phlebotomy.

AHS-1810 - Administrative Medical Assisting Internship
3 Credits
This internship course provides students with the opportunity to practice administrative duties performed by a medical assistant in a medical office. Students will demonstrate competencies including professional communication and behavior, data entry, computer applications, records management, scheduling patients, and financial procedures. This course should be completed early in the Medical Assisting program. Students must complete at least 80 hours in the medical office. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology, Administrative Medical Assisting, and Medical Coding & Billing I.

AHS-2070 - Clinical Medical Assisting
3 Credits
An introduction to the clinical skills required by the medical assistant. Instruction includes theory, principles, and practical skills related to infection control, patient care, documentation, patient education, and the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Human Biology, or equivalent knowledge, and a criminal background check.

AHS-2120 - Wellness for Life
3 Credits
This course investigates the components involved in developing a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on the physical nature of wellness. Attention is principally devoted to the components of fitness to include cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. In addition, an overview of dietary practices and nutrition, protecting oneself from disease including coronary heart disease, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS and making responsible decisions regarding controlled substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs will be covered.

AHS-2121 - Medical Billing & Coding I
3 Credits
This course examines the medical insurance industry, history of medical insurance, and emergence of managed care, HMOs, and PPOs. Students will apply medical insurance vocabulary as it relates to common health care programs and use Physician’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), ICD-10-CM and HCPCS, to correctly bill and code visits and procedures for reimbursement. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology.

AHS-2122 - Medical Billing & Coding II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of Medical Billing & Coding I. The primary focus is on reviewing and assigning the correct codes for physician services, procedures and diagnoses for medical claims. Students will learn to assign codes and to apply billing reimbursement guidelines through the application of CPT, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. This course prepares students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Medical Billing and Coding I.

AHS-2200 - Administrative Medical Assisting
3 Credits
This course is designed to prepare medical assisting students with administrative knowledge and skills related to duties performed in a medical office. Topics include computer applications, telephone etiquette, patient reception, medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services, and handling correspondence, billing and bookkeeping. Prerequisites: Computer Applications, Medical Terminology, and a criminal background check.

AHS-2470 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology
3 Credits
This course provides an overview of pharmacology language, abbreviations, systems of measurement and conversions as they relate to medication administration. Students will learn the measurement of medication, dosage calculations, routes of administration, and commonly prescribed drugs in the medical office. Topics include legal implementations regarding controlled substances and other medications, forms of medications, patient care applications, drug classifications/interactions, and safety in medication administration and patient care. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Basic Algebra, Human Biology and Medical Terminology.

AHS-2820 - Clinical Medical Assisting Internship
3 Credits
This internship course provides students with the opportunity to practice clinical duties performed by a medical assistant in a medical office. Students will demonstrate competencies including infection control, patient interviews, equipment operation, patient preparation and assisting the physician, diagnostic testing, and collecting and processing specimens. Students must complete at least 80 hours in the medical office. Students who have not completed Clinical Medical Assisting in the previous four semesters must receive permission to enroll. Prerequisites: Human Biology, Pharmacology, Clinical Medical Assisting, and CPR/First Aid.

Register April 3 - August 25 for fall 2017 classes. Link to Registration.

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