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Medical Terminology

HITT 1005 - Medical Terminology (36 Hrs)

An in-depth study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures.

This course introduces the student with medical terminology, word origin, structure and application. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures and medical specialties.  The student will be able to identify, pronounce, and spell medical terms using various resource tools. Use medical terms in context: utilize prefixes, suffixes, root words, and plurals to construct medical terms:  analyze medical terms:  translate abbreviations and interpret symbols.  TEXT REQUIRED 

Pathophysiology

HPRS 2001 - Pathophysiology (36 Hrs)

Students will study the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reaction to diseases and injuries. TEXT REQUIRED

Medical Coding

POFM 1000 - Medical Coding (80 Hrs)

Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of VARIES claim forms, terminology, litigation, patient relations, and ethical issues. Topics include: medical records coding, ICD-9-CM and CPT-4, billing and bookkeeping, fee collection, insurance terminology, benefit coverage, insurance claims including workman's compensation, Medicare and Medicaid. Text required. Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology.       

HITT 2046 - Advanced Medical Coding (48 Hrs)

In depth coverage of ICD and CPT coding rubrics, conventions, principles, and updates as they apply to accurate coding of complex medical/surgical cases, with emphasis on case studies. Government regulations and changes in health care reporting will be addressed. Interpret inpatient or outpatient medical records to assign appropriate principal/secondary diagnosis and principal/secondary procedures. Pre-requisite: Medical Coding.

HITT 2045 - Certification Exam Review (24 Hrs)

Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam. Pre-requisite: Advanced Medical Coding.

 

For program information, please call:  (210) 486-3405

 

 

Course/CRN  Dates Day/Time Payment Deadline
HITT 1005
HPRS 2001
 
10/06-11/12
11/17-12/11
 
MW/6-9 p.m.
MW/6-9 p.m.
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10/01/14 
10/01/14 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following courses will be held in Floresville:

 

Course/CRN Dates Day/Time Payment Deadline
POFM 1000
HITT 2046
HITT 2045
 
2/18 - 5/1
5/6 - 6/26
7/1 - 7/24
 
TR/5:30-9:30 p.m.
TR/6-9 p.m.
TR/6-9 p.m.
 
2/11/2014
4/29/2014
6/24/2014
 

 

Contact Information

Healthcare Contact:
Angel Orozco
 aorozco@alamo.edu 

Phone:
210-486-3405

Fax:
210-486-9169