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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Code: 1520 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Applied Science Degree   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
1BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4  
CST 229 Intercultural Communication 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
HIM 111 Medical Terminology 3  
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Care 1  
Total   14  
Two Years
1BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4  
HIM 110 Intro. to Human Pathology 3  
HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems 3  
HIM 141 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I 3  
HIM 142 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems II 3  
HIM 220 Health Statistics 3  
HIM 226 Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation 2  
HIM 229 Performance Improvement in Health Care 2  
HIM 230 Information Systems and Technology in Health Care 3  
HIM 233 Electronic Health Record Applications 3  
HIM 249 Supervision and Management Practices for HIM 3  
HIM 250 Health Data Classification Systems I (CD-9-CM) 4  
HIM 251 Clinical Practice I 3  
HIM 252 Clinical Practice II 3  
HIM 254 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement 3  
HIM 255 Health Data Classification systems II (CPT) 2  
HIM 260 Pharmacology for HIM 3  
HIM 280 Capstone Course 1  
2___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1  
3___ Social Science Elective 3  
Total   58  
Total credits for the Health Information Management A.A.S.=72 (includes 14 preresquisite credits)

*NAS 161 + 162 may be substituted for BIO 141 + 142, but individual courses may not be substituted.

1 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as met, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum.

2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.