Spring 2019 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) 984-6501
Location:Education Annex - Room: 107
Hours:Mon & Wed 9-10 & 11-2; Tues 9-9:30; Thurs 9-9:30 & 12:30-1:30
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 Medical 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 10-13 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.


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

Week 01 Orientation
Week 02 Report: due Jan 28 by Noon
Week 03 Report: due Feb 4 by Noon
Week 04 Report: due Feb 11 by Noon
Week 05 Report: due Feb 18 by Noon
Week 06 Report: due Feb 25 by Noon
Week 07Report: due March 4 by Noon
Week 08 Report: SPRING BREAK due March 18 by Noon
Week 09 Report: due March 18 by Noon
Week 10 Report: due March 25 by Noon
Week 11Report: due April 1 by Noon
Week 12 Report: due April 8 by Noon
Week 13 Report: due April 15 by Noon
Week 14 Report: due April 22 by Noon
Week 15 Report: due April 29 by Noon
Week 16 Report: due May 6 by Noon
Final Paperwork All Due by May 13

Late paperwork will result in a deduction to your grade.


Final Exam Date May 13, 2019 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Internship evaluation 70%, Assignments 30%
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 (November 30). Students may not work 20 or more hours per week and end the semester early. 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 absences. It is the responsibility of the student to make up any missing hours. All internship hours must be completed by noon on April 27th , reported no later than April 30th by noon.
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.