» Health Unit Coordinator Program «
Course Descriptions and Outlines:
This course introduces the student to the role of a Health Unit Coordinator. Identification of a variety of communication devices and their uses within the electronic environment. (Prerequisites: None). (3 C/3 Hours/Week).
This course will focus on the purpose of the patient¿s chart, identification of standard chart forms, and the Health care providers responsibility regarding HIPAA Law and confidentiality. Students will learn to recognize, interpret, and transcribe all types of Doctors orders. A comprehensive list of abbreviations used in Doctors orders and diagnostic procedures will be memorized and used appropriately throughout the course. (Prerequisites: HUC 1510). (3 C/3 Hours/Week).
This course will focus on various processes involved in the typical HUC role. Class time will also be used for internship planning and preparation. (Prerequisites: HUC 1515). (3 C/3 Hours/Week).
This course will focus on the basics of interpersonal communication skills, with an emphasis on customer service, and professional telephone techniques. Students will be learning about professional/ethical issues as well as focusing on personal/professional preparation for employment. (Prerequisites: None). (3 C/3 Hours/Week).
This course introduces the Health Unit Coordinator to commonly prescribed medications, pharmaceutical terms, systems of measurement, and medical abbreviations associated with medication orders and prescriptions. The HUC's role with medications will vary between health care facilities. (Prerequisites: None). (2 C/2 Hours/Week).
This course provides the student with the opportunity to apply classroom skills in a clinical setting. Experience will be gained in assisting with and independently performing the non-clinical tasks in a hospital setting that are consistent with the HUC role. Through the internship, the student will gain experience in completing processes and paperwork involved with admissions, transfers, dismissals, preop and postops, transcribing physicians' orders, maintain unit supplies, and communicate on a professional level with the healthcare staff. (Prerequisites: Completion of HUC 1510, HUC 1515, HUC 1516, HUC 1519 and HUC 1524). (4 C/20 hours/week for 8 weeks).
This course will introduce the HUC students to various computer applications utilized in a healthcare setting commonly used to perform daily routine tasks. (Prerequisites: HUC 1529). (2 C/2 Hours/Week).