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Health Professions Course Descriptions

HP 106 Medical Law & Ethics (2)

Prerequisites: None
Description: Introduces legal and ethical issues pertinent to allied health professionals. Introduces statutes and common laws that govern the delivery of health care and professional relationships. Correlates principles of medical ethics to the principles of law. Defines federal and state regulatory agencies as they pertain to patient care.

HP 124 ICD-10-CM Coding (3) 

Prerequisites: HP 140; LS 265
Description: The student will learn and apply the rules and guidelines of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9/10-CM) to accurately assign diagnosis codes in all healthcare settings. Will also gain knowledge in the fundamentals of medical coding and in avoiding fraudulent coding. Students will experience workplace scenarios within the learning environment.

HP 125 ICD-10-PCS Coding (3) 

Prerequisites: HP 124; HP 126, HP 127, HP 151 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: The student will learn and apply the rules and guidelines for assigning ICD-9/10-PSC procedure codes for hospital inpatient claims. Students will experience workplace scenarios within the learning environment.

HP 126 CPT and HCPCS Coding (3) 

Prerequisites: Coding Program: HP 125, HP 127, HP 151 (concurrent enrollment); EMA and MAA program: HP 140; LS 265
Description: The student will learn and apply the rules and guidelines of Current Procedural
Coding® (CPT) to accurately assign codes using CMS Form 1500. Gain knowledge in the fundamentals of medical coding and in avoiding fraudulent and abusive billing. Students will experience workplace scenarios within the learning environment.

HP 127 Coding Technology Lab (2) 

Prerequisites:: HP 125, HP 126, HP 151 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: Provides opportunity for supervised practice in assigning all medical codes (ICD-9/10-CM, CPT, ICD-9/10-PCS) to actual de-identified medical charts. Exposure to current coding technology encoder programs also part of the learning experience. Focus on proficiency and speed as the course progresses is a major objective through teacher and student mentoring.

HP 140 Medical Terminology (3)

Prerequisites: None
Description: Introduces the definition, pronunciations, spelling, and correct usage of medical terms and abbreviations. Emphasizes mastery of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms and plural forms. Use of a medical dictionary and other medical reference material is practiced. Must receive a B- or higher in order to enroll in most program courses. Repeat of this course will only be allowed once.

HP 150 First Aid/CPR for Health Professionals (1)

Prerequisites: None
Description: Provides instruction in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and emergency and disaster situations. Includes learning and demonstrating CPR skills for victims of all ages, using an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relieving choking. A written exam and skills test must be successfully completed to receive BLS for Healthcare Providers completion card.

HP 151 Healthcare Delivery Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies (2)

Prerequisites: HP 125, HP 126, HP 127 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: Discussion of issues related to facility billing and reimbursement systems including inpatient, outpatient, and physician coding methodologies as well as coding compliance.

HP 170 Introduction to Pharmacology (2)

Prerequisites: HP 140 (may be taken concurrently)
Description: Studies the interactive properties of medicine on the human body as it applies to health care professionals. Also reviews basic math concepts in medication dispensing.

HP 175 Pathophysiology (2) 

Prerequisites: HP 140; LS 265;  HP 124 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: An introduction of human diseases and how they affect body systems.

HP 197 Medical Coding Practicum (2) 

Prerequisites: HP 126, 128; last semester; requires program director approval
Description: Provides a minimum of 120 hours [effective Winter 2014 change to 300 hours of directed work and service-learning experience in a clinical setting where medical coding can be performed under supervision with ongoing evaluation of performance. Includes exhibiting service skills and performing various assignments of a medical coder. Students shall not receive pay for service-learning internship hours.

 

HP 210 Clinical Medical Assisting (4)

Prerequisites: HP 212 (concurrent enrollment); HP 140 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: Introduces communication and professionalism for medical assistants in ambulatory patient care, including preparing and caring for patients during specialty exams. Emphasizes asepsis, sterilization of equipment, care of surgical instruments, taking and recording vital signs, basic pharmacology and administration of medications, including injections. Includes the role of medical assistants in minor surgical procedures, patient treatments, ECG, and radiology.

HP 212 Clinical Procedures Lab (0)

Prerequisites: HP 210 (concurrent enrollment); HP 140 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: Provides opportunity for supervised practice of procedures learned in HP 210. Satisfactory performance will be measured with national and community practice standards for Medical Assisting. These procedures include proper use of equipment, as well as task completion within a time frame and to a level of competency deemed appropriate by the instructor.

HP 220 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES (3) (previously HP 200)

Prerequisites: HP 106; HP 140; HP150 (may be taken concurrently); HP 222 (concurrent enrollment); HP 210; HP 212; LS 265 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: Presents the fundamentals of the purposes, techniques, and recording of diagnostic laboratory procedures commonly performed: urinalysis, hematology, white blood count and cultures. Emphasizes patient preparation for diagnostic studies, preparation of specimens for laboratory study, and safety measures.

HP 222 MEDICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES LAB (0) (PREVIOUSLY HP 201)

Prerequisites: HP 106; HP 140; HP150 (may be taken concurrently); HP 220 (concurrent enrollment); HP 210; HP 212; LS 265 (concurrent enrollment)

 
Description: Provides supervised practice in performing the procedures learned in HP 200. Skills learned and practiced include use of equipment, completion of tasks within a specified time requirement and completion of tasks to a level of proficiency indicated by competency profile and deemed appropriate by the instructor.

HP 283 Practicum for Medical Assistants & Executive Medical Assistants (3)
(capstone)

Prerequisites: HP 106, 140, 170 131, 210, 220, LS 265; to be taken last semester; requires program director approval.
Description: Required for Medical Assistant and Executive Medical Assistant students. Provides a minimum of 180 practicum hours of directed work and service-learning experience in a physician’s office or clinic. Students, under supervision and with ongoing evaluation, exhibit skills and perform procedures required of a medical assistant. Students shall not receive pay for service-learning practicum hours. Students must be CPR certified with the American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider course and pass drug and background checks prior to beginning the practicum.
 
NOTE: Students will have support from program Practicum Coordinator to locate and arrange appropriate MA practicum sites within the area of Utah's Wasatch Front. Students that elect not to complete a practicum locally will be responsible for finding and arranging practicum site.
 
The regional institutional accreditation by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for LDS Business College Programs allows the Medical Assistant graduate to obtain post graduate credential. LDS Business College now requires MA graduates to registered for the Registered Medical Assistant exam  (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the Certified Medical Assistant exam (CMA) through American Assoicaiton of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Program Accreditation: The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) accredits the Medical Assistant Program at LDS Business College upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Baord (MAERB). The program has been placed on Probationalry Accreditation as of January, 2015. This temporary probationary period does not affect student's access to the required exams, nor does it affect the College's accrediation or program validity.
 
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Phone: 727-210-2350

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