These competency-based courses are the fourth ad fifth in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in diagnostic and ambulatory coding used in medical offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, private and governmental insurance agencies, and other healthcare-related facilities.
Course Description:This 90 hour competency-based course develops the ability to understand the language of medicine through examining word building, analysis of terms, pronunciation, and spelling.It provides practice in the use of a medical dictionary and other medical reference books.This course is aligned with the Business Education Performance Standards of the California Department of Education.
This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in electronic recording and filing. Technical instruction includes an introduction, and reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, and employability skills.
Emphasis is placed on the legal and ethical issues of electronic recording and filing, operation and maintenance of healthcare office
tools, equipment, and software, processing and using forms, reports, correspondence, and financial records, and the overall
principles and procedures used in records management.
The competencies in this course are aligned with the California
High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.