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History HIS271-A American Frontier History 3 This course provides an introduction in North American frontier history. It is important to always remember that a frontier has two sides. The field includes altercations and interactions among European Americans and Native Americans along contested regions, frontiers, and borders. Sovereignty, trade, and culture of British, French, and British imperial powers play important roles in this course. Native American groups are included as well as the moving borders of American, Canadian, and Mexican governments. The course textbook is a slim volume which will be augmented with essays available to all students at the online library. Among the topics investigated include territorial conquest, European-Indian relations, imperial conflict, colonialism, gender relations, racial formation, slavery, captivity, and citizenship. HIS278-A U.S. History: The Role of Women 3 This course will take a look at the women who have played a significant roll in U.S. History. Students will develop an understanding not only of the individual contributions of these women, but also the historical context in which their contributions occurred. In addition to approaching this topic from the perspective of significant individuals, it will include theme approaches such as women in politics, women in education, etc. Students will be actively involved in researching information on women of distinction. _H_E__A__L_T__H__ _IN__F__O__R__M__A__T_I_O__N__ _T__E_C__H__N__O__L__O__G__Y______ HIT120-E Pharmacology for HIT 1 This course provides you with an introduction to pharmacology, a basic knowledge of drugs, and drug therapies as they relate to the health information management field. It includes a study of the preparation, use, and action of chemicals and their effect on biological functioning. Prerequisite: HSC113-E HIT122-E Registry Organization and Operations 3 This course will focus on the organization and the operations of a cancer registry. Topics include case identification and follow-up of cancer patients. Students will develop an understanding of organizational requirements for an approved cancer program. Emphasis will be given to the regulatory requirements for an approved program as outlined by the Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) and data standards set by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations. Legal ethical and confidentiality issues in both the internal and external settings will be addressed. A focus will be on the relationships between a registry and other departments within a facility. Systems management, analysis, and database management will be discussed as it pertains to cancer registry management. HIT139-A Math for Health Care Professionals 3 This course is designed for any student entering a healthcare profession which requires a 100- level,college freshman level math course. This course builds on basic math skills and incorporates math computation skills that are necessary in allied healthcare fields. There will be an emphasis on understanding systems of measurement and conversions: metric, apothecary, household and other systems of measurement. Basic topics include a review of fundamentals in: decimals, fractions, ratios, proportions, percents, formulas, household and metric measurement, basic algebra and word problems. Advanced topics will include: infection rate computations, other most commonly computed hospital statistics, and some managerial math such as computing FTEs in healthcare supervision & management. HIT150-E Principles of Disease 3 This course is an introduction to disease etiology covering the five basic classifications of disease from the cellular level to the organ system level that includes: congenital & hereditary diseases, inflammatory & infectious diseases, degenerative diseases, metabolic diseases, and neoplastic diseases. Prerequisites: HIT120 or HSC113 HIT160-E Principles of Disease II 3 This course is a continuation of HIT-150 Principles of Disease I which will focus on common disorders of the body by organ system involvement such as cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, urinary system, etc. Depth of study will focus on the five basic classifications of disease as manifested in each body organ system: signs and symptoms; diagnostic work-up; current disease management; and prognosis as it pertains to each organ system. Prerequisites: HCS113-E, BIO165-A, HIT120-C, HIT150-C or Instructor’s Approval. HIT250-E Coding I 3 This course is an introduction to diagnostic and procedural coding and classification systems with the emphasis on the current version of the International Classification of Disease (ICD) coding and attention paid to the new and legacy version of the classification (both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems are addressed). You will learn how to classify and index diagnoses and procedures for the purposes of standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis. Coding conventions and inpatient coding guidelines are emphasized. Prerequisites: HSC113-E, BIO165-A, HIT370-C For non-health information majors, the prerequisite of HIT370-C may be waived with instructor approval HIT251-E Coding II 3 This course is a continuation of Coding I. Emphasis is placed on advanced coding concepts and classifications of diseases and procedures utilizing ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Encoder and grouper software will be presented and utilized. You will be working with actual medical records. Further emphasis is placed on accuracy and compliance with ICD- 10-CM/PCS coding requirements. Prerequisite: HIT250-E HIT252-E Coding III 3 This course is an introduction to CPT coding. You will learn how to classify procedures utilizing the CPT coding and classification system. Encoder and grouper software will be utilized. You will be working with actual medical records. Further emphasis is placed on accuracy, compliance, and outpatient coding requirements. Prerequisite: HIT251-E Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 132


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