Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: POFM-2386- Section: 01
Internship-Medical Administrative-Executive Assistant- and Medical Secretary
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Instructor Information
Instructor Tonya Harbert
Phone(409) 984-6424
Location:Madison Monroe Education Building - Room: 207
Hours:M, W 8-9, 12-2; T, TH 12:30-2; F 8-9
Business and Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381
Course Information
Description A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.
Prerequisites Succesful completion of 50 semester hours toward Office Administration degree, including 21 hours of POFT courses and a minimum GPA of 2.0
Learning Outcomes 1) Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 1), measured by semester evaluation
2) Use medical terminology correctly. (PSLO 2), measured by semester evaluation
3) Apply theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions among other medical facilities. (PSLO 3), measured by semester evaluation
4) Demonstrats interpersonal and teamwork skills. (PSLO 3), measured by semester evaluation
5) Demonstrate legal and ethical behavior. (PSLO 3), measured by semester evaluation
6) Demonstrate safety practices relate to medical offices. (PSLO 3), measured by semester evaluation
7) Demonstrate skills using medical software (i.e., pratice management software, electronic health records software). (PSLO 4), measured by semester evaluation
8) Apply the theory, concepts, and skills involved in CPT-ICD-9-CM, and HCPSC coding systems. (PSLO 5), measured by semester evaluation
9) Demonstrate an understanding of HIPAA guideslines. (PSLO 5), measured by semester evaluation
10) Identify trends in medical insurance. (PSLO 5), measured by semester evaluation
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1 Uses medical terminology, jargon, and abbreviations correctly in a healthcare setting.
PSLO 2 Demonstrates appropriate professionalism in the healthcare setting.
PSLO 3 Uses medical office software applicaions.
PSLO 4 Identifies trends in medical insurance, medical laws, and coding systems.
Textbooks NONE - Workbook will be provided by the instructor.
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Week 1 through Week 15: Work at least 10 hours a week at internship location, and complete 160 hours by the end of the semester (before final exams). Students will keep a weekly journal on their intern experience and will prepare weekly reports. These are due each Monday for the previous week.

If hours are completed early, the student must continue to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for the remainder of the semester.


Due dates for weekly reports and weekly journal entry are listed below:

Week 01 Orientation
Week 02 Paperwork due 09/04 by noon
Week 03 Paperwork due 09/10 by noon
Week 04 Paperwork due 09/17 by noon
Week 05 Paperwork due 09/24 by noon
Week 06 Paperwork due 10/01 by noon
Week 07 Paperwork due 10/08 by noon
Week 08 Paperwork due 10/15 by noon
Week 09 Paperwork due 10/22 by noon
Week 10 Paperwork due 10/29 by noon
Week 11 Paperwork due 11/05 by noon
Week 12 Paperwork due 11/12 by noon
Week 13 Paperwork due 11/19 by noon
Week 14 Paperwork due 11/26 by noon
Week 15 Paperwork due 12/03 by noon
Week 16 Paperwork due 12/10 by noon

*** Late paperwork will result in a -30 point deduction to your grade. ***

Final Exam Date December 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Internship evaluation 55%, Assignments/Paperwork 45%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies See MyLamarpa for calendar of important dates.
Students must work a MINIMUM of 10-13 hours per week for a period of 15 weeks (or the length of the semester).
The students must have completed 160 hours by the last day classes of the semester.
Students may not work 20 or more hours per week.
If hours are completed early, the student must continue to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for the remainder of the semester. Students must work all semester in order to receive a more beneficial learning experience.
Attendance Policy Students must adhere to the dress code and other policies of their internship location (i.e., scrubs, no denim, etc.). Students must notify internship supervisor and instructor regarding any absences. It is the responsibility of the student to make up any missing hours. All internship hours must be completed by the end of the semester.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.