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Course Description

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Health Information Technology - HIT 158

Clinical Affiliation 1

2 Credit Hours
8 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course provides the health information student with professional practice experience (PPE)/clinical affiliation under the supervision of a qualified Health Information Management professional. The student will have the opportunity to observe and interact with Health Information Management professionals in a variety of healthcare settings both on-campus and off-campus. Virtual lab activities will be used to enhance the professional practice experience. This course requires a time commitment of eight daytime hours, one day per week, for 15 weeks to meet program professional practice experience guidelines. A special permit and additional course conditions are required to register.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  • MATH 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0.


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the varied roles of the Health Information Management professional.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.
  • Maintain health data (such as data elements, data sets and databases).
  • Conduct analysis to ensure that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient's progress, clinical findings and discharge status.
  • Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
  • Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete and accurate.
  • Utilize secondary data sources.
  • Use technology, including hardware and software, to ensure data collection, storage, analysis and reporting of information.
  • Communicate effectively in person and through technology.
  • Utilize common software applications such as spreadsheets, databases, word processing, graphics, presentation and email in the execution of work processes.
  • Compile a professional procedure manual.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 158217205Clinical Affiliation 1HYBRC2Chapo P0/11/0Closed$646.00W  09:00 AM-04:54 PM RC465
W  09:00 AM-04:54 PM RC425

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday