Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: HITT-1266- Section: 01
Practicum (or Field Experience) - Health Information-Medical Records Technology-Technician
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Instructor Information
Instructor Tonya Harbert
Phone(409) 984-6501
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201H
Hours:Tues & Wed 10:00am - 1:30pm; Thurs 10:00am - 1:00pm
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
Prerequisites Undergraduate level HITT 2335 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level HITT 2346 Minimum Grade of C
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) Demonstrates 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-10-CM, and HCPSC coding systems. (PSLO 4), measured by semester evaluation
9) Demonstrate an understanding of HIPAA guidelines. (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 Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

None. Internship booklet provided to the student.
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Internship Orientation, Discussion Board: Good Communication Skills
Week 2: Discussion Board: Time Management Capabilities
Week 3: Problem Solving Skills
Week 4: Strong Work Ethic
Week 5: Positive Attitude/ Self confidence
Week 6: Team Player
Week 7: Accept (and learn from) Criticism
Week 8: Flexible and Adaptable
Week 9: Work Well Under Pressure and Stress
Week 10: Organizational Skills
Week 11: Logical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
Week 12: Adaptability
Week 13: Technology Skills
Week 14: Research Skills
Week 15: Writing Skills
Major Assignments
Week 1: Internship Orientation, Discussion Board: Good Communication Skills; Internship Forms, Resume, and Insurance; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 2: Discussion Board: Time Management Capabilities; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 3: Discussion Board: Problem Solving Skills; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 4: Discussion Board: Strong Work Ethic; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 5: Discussion Board: Positive Attitude/ Self confidence; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 6: Discussion Board: Team Player; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 7: Discussion Board: Accept (and learn from) Criticism; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 8: Discussion Board: Flexible and Adaptable, Mid-Semester Evaluation from employer; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 9: Discussion Board: Work Well Under Pressure and Stress; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours); Virtual Meeting with Instructor to discuss internship progress
Week 10: Discussion Board: Organizational Skills; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 11: Discussion Board: Logical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 12: Discussion Board: Adaptability; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 13: Discussion Board: Technology Skills; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 14: Discussion Board: Research Skills; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)
Week 15: Discussion Board: Writing Skills; End of Semester Evaluation from Employer; Internship Evaluation; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)

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


Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
70% Employer (Weekly Time Sheets, Mid-Semester Evaluation; End-Semester Evaluation, Other Employer Reviews/Opinions, if applicable)
30% Instructor (Discussion Boards, Meetings, other reviews, test, papers, etc., if applicable)

* Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. The instructor will not drop grades.

* Each module focuses on specific learning outcomes. However, some activities in the course may be used to enhance learning and may not be graded.

* Due dates are posted each week for course work.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students must work a MINIMUM of 10-15 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 (December 2). Students may not work 20 or more hours per week nor end the semester early. Students must work all semester in order to receive a more beneficial learning experience - even if hours have been met.

Students must adhere to the dress code and other policies of their internship location (i.e., scrubs, no denim, piercings, cover tattoos, etc.).

* REMEMBER: Your internship employer has graciously given us the opportunity to work with them to provide our students with a hands-on, practical learning experience. We work with the employer to schedule working hours, meetings, etc. at their convenience.

* Assignments and due dates are posted weekly ion blackboard. Several times a week, check your calendar, the announcements, your email, and the To-Do List.

* Students are responsible for being prepared for internship.

* The student is responsible for completing all assigned work, including reading assignments, and doing so by required dates.

* STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW WRITTEN and/or ORAL INSTRUCTIONS. It is important to follow all directions. A failure to follow written and/or oral instructions will result in penalties.



* PLEASE.... Do NOT wait until the last weeks of class to discuss your grades with your instructor.

* If you are having issues with the internship site, material covered, or have any other issues, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.

* If you would like to discuss your grades, contact the instructor to meet in person or through virtual meeting. (Instructor will speak to the student only.)
Attendance Policy Students must notify internship supervisor and instructor regarding absences.

It is the responsibility of the student to make up any missing hours at the convenience of the employer.
All internship hours must be completed by noon on December 2.

* Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty.

* Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student course activity weekly.

* Class participation is required. It is important to be active within the course.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other *See internship book for more information.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.