HIM 1949

Practicum I – Acute Care Settings (3)

Vocational hours: 120

Prerequisite: HIM 1800 and HIM 2012

Classification: Occupational

This course provides students with supervised, practical experience in an acute care facility health information department. Emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for students to relate classroom theory to the actual functions of a health information department, such as record assembly and analysis, medico-legal procedures, information retention, filing and retrieval, and the use of technology. Students will become familiar with policies and procedures and understand the relationships other hospital departments have with the health information department. This course also enables students to further develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in realistic situations.