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Health Professions Course Descriptions

HP 106 Medical Law & Ethics (2) 
Prerequisite: 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-9/ICD-10-CM Coding (3) 
Prerequisite: HP 140; LS 265; HP 126 concurrent
Description: The student will learn and apply the rules and guidelines of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9/ICD-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)
Prerequisite: HP 124; HP 126, HP 127 (concurrent)
Description: The student will learn and apply the rules and guidelines for assigning ICD-10-PSC procedure codes for hospital inpatient claims. Students will experience workplace scenarios within the learning environment.

HP 126 CPT and HCPCS Coding (3) 
Prerequisite: HP 124 concurrent
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 and Lab (2) 
Prerequisite: HP 125 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: Provides opportunity for supervised practice in assigning all medical codes (ICD-9/ICD-10-CM, CPT, ICD-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

HP 129 Medical Office Procedures (3) 
Prerequisite: None
Description: The course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include written and oral communications, patient orientation and safety. Students will develop and apply functional office skills in time management, records management, medical office procedures in both economic and management skills, interpersonal communication, teamwork, and customer service. Topics include physical office maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, and introductory insurance procedures. Students will also learn how to plan meetings/events. In addition, students will use critical decision-making skills to identify and solve problems.

HP 131 Medical Scheduling & Billing (2)
Prerequisite: HP 129
Description: Teaches the fundamentals of medical office procedures, including patient reception, appointment scheduling, financial record keeping, insurance billing and work schedule coordination. Provides experience in processing records for outpatient settings using a medical office software program. Addresses ethical and legal requirements and restrictions for record retention, transfer, and disposal.

HP 140 Medical Terminology (3) 
Prerequisite: 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.

NOTE: Must receive a B or higher in order to enroll in Health Professions Core program courses. Repeat of this course will only be allowed once.

HP 150 CPR/First Aid for Health Professionals (1) 
Prerequisite: 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 (3) 
Prerequisite: HP 125 (concurrent); HP 127 (concurrent)
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) 
Prerequisite: HP 140 (concurrently)
Description: Studies the interactive properties of medicine on the human body as it applies to health care professionals. Presentation of the principles of pharmacology relating to the medical assisting profession is at the core of this course. Emphasis is placed on correlation of drug therapy and pathophysiologic conditions, patient education regarding medications, and researching drugs using a drug reference. The course includes the use, action, side effects, contraindications, and routes of administration of drugs most commonly administered in the medical office. It also includes familiarization with the most commonly prescribed drugs, their dosages, how to figure dosages correctly, and drug preparation.

HP 175 Pathophysiology (2)
Prerequisite: HP 140; LS 265; HP 124 (concurrent enrollment)
Description: This course provides an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects on homeostasis. Emphasis is on interrelationships among organ systems in deviations from homeostasis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of pathophysiology. Course topics include the etiology, physical signs and symptoms, prognosis, and complications of commonly occurring diseases and their management.

HP 197 Medical Coding Practicum (2) 
Prerequisite: HP 106; HP 125; HP 127; HP 151; HP 170; HP 175
Description: Provides a minimum 300 hours of directed work and lab or 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.

HP 210 Clinical Medical Assisting (4)
Prerequisite: HP 212(concurrent enrollment); HP 140 (may be taken concurrently) 
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)
Prerequisite: HP 210(concurrent enrollment); HP 140 (may be taken concurrently) 
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) 
Prerequisite: HP 222 (concurrent); HP 106; HP 140 (with a B or higher); HP 150 (concurrent); HP 200; HP 201; LS 265 (concurrent)
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) 
Prerequisite: HP 220 (concurrent); 
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)
Prerequisite: HP 106; HP 124; HP 126; HP 131; HP 170; HP 220; 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

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 register for the Registered Medical Assistant exam (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the Certified Medical Assistant exam (CMA) through American Association 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 Board (MAERB). The program has been placed on Probationary 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 accreditation or program validity.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350

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