House Bill 2504 Spring 2013 Course Syllabus POFM-2386-01 - Internship - Medical Administrative Assistant-Secretary
Spring 2013 Course Syllabus
POFM-2386-01 - Internship - Medical Administrative Assistant-Secretary
|Instructor||Granger, Patricia A.|
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|Course 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.|
|Course Prerequisites||Succesful completion of 50 semester hours toward Office Administration degree, including 21 hours of POFT courses and a manimum GPA of 2.0|
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 student’s responsibility to make up any missing hours. All internship hours must be completed by noon on May 1.
|Course 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%
|Final Exam Date||May 1, 2013 - 11:00 AM|
Week 1 through Week 16: Work 10-13 hours a week at internship location, and complete 160 hours by May 8. Students will keep a weekly journal on their intern experience and will prepare weekly reports are due each Monday for the previous week.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1 through Week 16: Work 10-13 hours a week at internship location, and complete 160 hours by May 8. Students will keep a weekly journal on their intern experience and will prepare weekly reports e due each Monday for the previous week.
Due dates for weekly reports and weekly journal are listed below:
Week 1 Report: due January 22 (21 is a holiday)
Week 2 Report: due January 28
Week 3 Report: due February 4
Week 4 Report: due February 11
Week 5 Report: due February 18
Week 6 Report: due February 25
Week 7 Report: due March 4
Week 8 Report: due March 11 or 18
Week 9 Report: due March 18
Week 10 Report: due March 25
Week 11 Report: due April 1
Week 12 Report: due April 8
Week 13 Report: due April 15
Week 14 Report: due April 22
Week 15 Report: due April 29
Week 16 Report: due May 1 (no later than May 8)
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
2. Uses medical terminology, jargon, and abbreviations correctly in a healthcare setting.
3. Demonstrates appropriate professionalism in the healthcare setting.
4. Uses medical office software applicaions.
5. Identifies trends in medical insurance, medical laws, and coding systems.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1) Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 1)
2) Use medical terminology correctly. (PSLO 2)
3) Apply theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions among otehr medical facilities. (PSLO 3)
4) Demonstrats interpersonal and teamwork skills. (PSLO 3)
5) Demonstrate legal and ethical behavior. (PSLO 3)
6) Demonstrate safety practices relate to medical offices. (PSLO 3)
7) Demonstrate skills using medical software (i.e., pratice management software, electronic health records software). (PSLO 4)
8) Apply the theory, concepts, and skills involved in CPT-ICD-9-CM, and HCPSC coding systems. (PSLO 5)
9) Demonstrate an understanding of HIPAA guideslines. (PSLO 5)
10) Identify trends in medical insurance. (PSLO 5)
|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.|
See MyLamarpa for calendar of important dates.
Students must work a minimum of 10-13 hours per week for a period of 16 weeks (or the length of the semester). The students must have completed 160 hours by the last day of the semester (May 1). 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.
|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.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
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If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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