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COURSE SYLLABUS HITT 2167.200 Practicum - HITT Health Information Technology Allied Health Department Technical Education Division South Plains College Reese Center Spring 2012COURSE SYLLABUS South Plains College improves each student’s life. COURSE TITLE: HITT 2167.200, Practicum - HITT SEMESTER/YEAR: Fall 2011 DAY/TIME: :ARR INSTRUCTOR: Emily Snodgrass, RHIT OFFICE HOURS: By appointment PHONE: Cell: 806-928-2202 Home: 806-637-3688 EMAIL: [email protected] ******************************************************** COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. This program is an intermediate or advanced type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. The clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor, provides direct supervision. A health practicum may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. This is an intermediate practicum experience. Learning Outcomes: As outlined in the learning plan, Apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. COURSE GOALS: The student will be able to with 75% proficiency 1. Synthesize professional knowledge, skills and attitudes. 2. Demonstrate entry-level competencies for professional employment as outlined by the AHIMA Domains and Subdomains. 3. Demonstrate skills for lifelong learning. Course Credit: Upon successful completion of the required 128 hour directed practice, the student will receive one credit hour. AHIMA Competencies Learned Upon Successful Completion of this Course: The student will demonstrate competency in all five areas of AHIMA domains, subdomains and competency tasks during this course. You, the student have received didactic education and completed projects in all these areas. During this practicum, you will have the opportunity to obtain practicum experience and apply your knowledge in supervised healthcare settings. AHIMA domains and subdomains are attached to this syllabus for student review and consideration. SCANS AND FOUNDATION SKILLS are identified for specific course objectives. A complete list explaining these skills is attached at the back of the syllabus for your information. SCANS Competencies Learned Upon Successful Completion of this Course: (C1-20, F1-17)Course Objectives: The student, with 75% or better proficiency, will be able to: 1. Exhibit understanding of health information technology organizational systems and operate effectively within them. (C5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20; F1, 2, 3, 4) 2. Reinforce the learning experiences of material covered in classroom environment and have applied the principles of health information management. (C5, 6, 7, 8; F1, 10) 3. Exhibit responsibility and self-management by contacting assigned supervisors, negotiating practicum schedules, arriving punctually and completing assigned work. (C1, 13; F13, 16) 4. Exhibit ability to work with men and women of diverse backgrounds by demonstrating understanding, friendliness, adaptability, empathy and politeness. (C14; F15) 5. Respond in a positive manner to supervision by listening to and interpreting verbal messages and other indicators, as well as interpreting written documents, such as manuals. (F1, 5) 6. Calculate institutional statistics using client data and information, as part of the health care team. (C5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20; F2, 3, 4, 10) 7. Acquire, evaluate, organize and maintain information by participating in the assembly, analysis and retention of records processes. (C5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20; F2, 3, 4, 10) 8. Use a computer to organize appropriate symbols and generate a flow chart that communicates a health care record that tracks a patient from discharge to completion. (C7, 8; F2) 9. Demonstrate a positive self-image. (F14) 10. Select an ethical course of action when dealing with patient case studies and practicum decision-making. (F17) ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: It is the aim of South Plains College to foster a spirit of complete honesty and a high standard of integrity. Please refer to the SPC General Catalog for specific guidelines. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION TEXTBOOK: There is no required textbook for this course. Reference will be made to textbooks that are a requirement of other HIT courses. CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students are expected to be in class each time it meets. Punctual and regular class attendance is required of all students attending South Plains College. Students are responsible for all class work covered during absences from class. Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met due to absences, the student will be withdrawn from the course. In addition, an instructor is required to initiate a student’s administrative withdrawal when the student has missed every class during any fourteen consecutive calendar day period, excluding holidays. For more information, please see the College Catalogue. The class time is set for one meeting per week. The student is expected to be in attendance at that time. If attendance is not possible, student should notify instructor prior to missing the class. The student is responsible for being on the job (practicum assignment) as scheduled. If, due to emergency, student is unable to make a scheduled practicum the appropriate site supervisor MUST be notified and the time rescheduled. GRADING POLICY: The following grading policy will be used in determining the final course grade: A= 90 - 100 Practicum participation 80% B = 80 - 89 Directed practice folder 20% C = 70 - 79 100% D = 60 - 69 F = 0 - 59 Late paper work will be reduced in score

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