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HIT 172 Directed Practice: Health Information Coding Specialist

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: HIT 122 and 123 with grades of "C" or better

HIT 172 provides the student with practical work experience in community health-related institutions. The clinical experience is performed under professional supervision. Students perform coding and abstracting and other delineated functions and will complete handbook questions about various health information management topics. Students shall have the status of learner and shall not be considered agency employees, nor shall they replace agency staff. Directed Practice is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience. Students must have a TB clearance and any other immunization required by the clinical facility. A drug screen and background check may be required. Students must have an established Agency Agreement with a sponsoring site prior to the beginning of the first day of class. Contact the Career and Technology Main Office for information about the Agency Agreement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO # 1: DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT AND CLINICAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS.