2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: HITT 1253 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts of confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Heath Data Content and Structure

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health-related information including content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Health Information Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 1301.
Course Description: Introduction to health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise architecture in health care and public health. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Coding and Classification Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MDCA 1313 and MDCA 1409 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of coding rules, conventions and guidelines using clinical classification systems. Students will utilize ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding books in this course. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Ambulatory Coding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1341 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Introduction to the application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions with emphasis on ambulatory coding utilizing CPT and HCPCS coding books. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Health Care Delivery Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1301 and HITT 1311 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Examination of delivery systems including organization, financing, accreditation, licensure, and regulatory agencies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 2239 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Health Information Organization and Supervision

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1253 and HITT 1345 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Principles of organization and supervision of human, financial and physical resources. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2245 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Coding Certification Exam Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 2246 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Advanced Medical Coding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1342 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of ICD and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting. Students will utilize ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS coding books in this course. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2249 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: RHIT Competency Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 2239 and HITT 2246 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Review Health Information Technology (HIT) competencies, skills, and knowledge. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of advanced coding techniques with emphasis on case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding perspective payment systems and methods of reimbursement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MATH 1342.
Course Description: Study of quality standards and methodologies in the health information management environment. Topics include licensing, accreditation, compilation and presentation of data in statistical formats, quality management and performance improvement functions, utilization management, risk management, and medical staff data quality issues. Approaches to assessing patient safety issues and implementation of quality management and reporting through electronic systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2360 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1253, HITT 2246, HITT 2335.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


Course Number: HITT 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409.
Course Description: Study of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the lifespan. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and routes of administration. Does not include dosage calculations. (3 Lec.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.