Healthcare Administration Courses.

The healthcare industry has its own terminology, systems, policies and regulations. So, it’s important that your healthcare administration courses teach the specifics and keep up with the latest trends. DeVry’s healthcare classes are designed for the unique and dynamic healthcare industry. You can choose from healthcare administration, healthcare management or health information systems as areas of focus. Along the way you can learn to manage data, risk, record keeping and much more.

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Undergraduate Healthcare Courses.

Biosciences

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
BIOS105 FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WITH LAB^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course provides a “road map” of the human body, including:
• Cell structure and function
• A survey of major systems
• An overview of the relationships among systems
• Lab work including computer exercises and simulations

PREREQUISITE(S): None
BIOS135 FOUNDATIONS IN BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course is an introduction to biology and chemistry. This includes:
• How biology and chemistry relate and are interdependent
• Genetics, cell communication, immune responses, evolution, organic chemistry and biological macromolecules
• Lab exercises with a focus on inquiry and discovery

PREREQUISITE(S): MATH114
BIOS195  ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course provides dynamic insights into body systems and physiology. Classroom and lab experience give opportunities to learn:
• Fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology
• Measuring biological and physiological signals and processes
• Essential chemistry and biology concepts

PREREQUISITE(S): Corequisite: MATH114
BIOS260 FUNDAMENTALS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course will help you to learn:
• The basic principles of the development of diseases
• The basics of anatomy and physiology
• Mechanisms of human disease
• How the development and manifestation of disease relates to health data
• Medical terminology
• The classification and analysis of disease states (through use of practice scenarios)

PREREQUISITE(S): BIOS105 and HIT111
BIOS267 PATHOPHARMA-COLOGY

CREDIT HOURS: 4

In this course you will study common diseases and their corresponding drug treatments.
• Explore fundamentals of the disease process
• Integrate basic pharmacology concepts and drug treatments
• Learn about the origins of disease, including signs and symptoms
• Study common diseases within the context of an organ system
• Examine drug treatments, including dosage and administration

PREREQUISITE(S): BIOS105
BIOS275 PHARMACOLOGY AND MEDICAL TREATMENT*^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

In this course, study commonly-prescribed drugs and their use. Students use practice examples to apply what they learn, including:
• Terminology and classifications of drugs
• Effects of drugs on human body systems
• Uses of surgical interventions
• Non-drug therapeutic treatments
• Patient diagnoses and conditions

PREREQUISITE(S): BIOS105 and HIT111

Health Information Management

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
HIM335 HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS WITH LAB*

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course builds on coursework in healthcare information systems. It also introduces health information technologies. Topics covered are:
• Health information systems - system design, tools, networking and devices
• Health information technologies - telecommunications systems, transmission media and interfaces. Also discussed is how these technologies inter-operate across an organization

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT230 or HSM310
HIM355 ADVANCED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT WITH LAB*

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course covers the application and management of advanced clinical classification systems. Topics include implementation and quality monitoring, as well as:
• Principles and guidelines for using SNOMED CT and DSM-IV
• Coding applications and processes
• Uses of clinical data in healthcare delivery reimbursement systems
• Importance of compliance and reporting requirements

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT230
HIM370 HEALTHCARE DATA SECURITY AND PRIVACY*

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course emphasizes security and privacy of healthcare data.
• Policies and processes to protect healthcare data and patient privacy
• Procedures and equipment for data storage, retrieval and retention
• Managing access to, and disclosure of, health information
• Laws, rules and regulations governing access to confidential healthcare information

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT230 or HSM310
HIM410 HEALTH INFORMATION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT*

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores financial management topics in healthcare settings.
• Accounting systems and cost/benefit analysis
• Finance and resource management
• Capital, operating and other budgeting methods
• Reimbursement methods
• The role of health information management professionals

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT230 or HSM310
HIM420 HEALTHCARE TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

Learn what's needed to coordinate quality and resource management programs in this course. Topics include:
• Total quality systems
• Quality planning, assurance and control
• Risk management and ethical issues
• Health care utilization reviews
• Data collection and analysis for performance improvement

PREREQUISITE(S): MATH325
HIM435 MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

Focus on principles of managing health information in this course. Learn how these services meet the needs of patients, providers and healthcare organizations.
• Structure and content of health records
• Health data sources and delivery systems
• Organizing and analyzing data for quality of care and regulatory compliance
• Management staffing and project management

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT230
HIM460 HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM*

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course provides practical experience in a health information department or health-related organization. The practicum emphasizes managerial skills and concepts, including:
• Department organization and personnel management
• Financial management
• Quality and performance improvement
• Information systems
• Data security and privacy

Students prepare a written report and present a summary of their experience.

PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of, or current enrollment in, all courses required for the Health Information Management technical specialty and permission from the appropriate academic administrator

Health Information Technology

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
HIT111 BASIC MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course will help you to learn the language used in healthcare and medical billing and coding, including:
• Words to describe the human anatomy and its conditions
• Terminology for medical procedures
• Commonly prescribed medications
• Spelling, pronunciation and common abbreviations

PREREQUISITE(S): None
HIT120 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course is an introduction to healthcare, its providers and health information systems. It covers:
• Healthcare concepts: licensing, accrediting, compliance, finances, quality management, safety and security
• Healthcare information systems: the evolution, uses and trends

PREREQUISITE(S): None
HIT141 HEALTH INFORMATION PROCESSES WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course covers health information processes and systems, including:
• Content and format of records
• Records storage requirements, indexes, registries and forms design
• Relationships and processes between departments and providers
• Hardware and software used in health information processes
• Health information database management

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT120
HIT170 HEALTH INFORMATION FUNDAMENTALS PRACTICUM*^

CREDIT HOURS: 2

Rather than a classroom course, HIT170 is a supervised practicum. During practicums, students use their knowledge and skills in a professional practice.
• Onsite practicum: Complete 40 hours on site
• Online practicum: Complete online activities and simulations
• All students: Prepare a written report and prepare a verbal summary
• Practicum subjects: Health record content, structure, functions and use

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT111 and HIT141
HIT203 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES CODING I WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course introduces the International Classification of Diseases-10-Procedural Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). It is the first of two courses in this area. It will help you to:
• Learn ICD-10-PCS guidelines, definitions and coding
• Gain experience with operative reports and building codes in ICD-10-PCS
• Examine anatomy and code structure for each of the body systems
• Learn about health records; manual and computerized coding methods; and coding

PREREQUISITE(S): Prerequisite: BIOS267
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Prerequisite: BIOS260 and Corequisite: BIOS275
HIT205 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES CODING II WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course covers the ICD-10-Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) system. This is the second of two courses in this area.
In this course you will study how to code diagnoses, including:
• Clinical vocabularies and classification systems
• Patient records, coding manuals and software tools
• Practice exercises in coding and sequencing of diagnoses and procedures
• Coding ethics, data quality and principles for electronic records

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT203
HIT211 CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY CODING WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course explores systems used to classify and code healthcare procedures. This course will help you practice exercises and study principles in a variety of environments:
• Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
• Evaluation and Management codes (E/M)
• Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT203
HIT213 CURRENT PROCEDURE TERMINOLOGY CODING II WITH LAB

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores advanced coding. It teaches theory, techniques, principles and guidelines. This course will help you learn to code complex cases and medical reports using key systems:
• Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
• International Classification of Diseases

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT205 and HIT211
HIT220 LEGAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES IN HEALTH INFORMATION*^

CREDIT HOURS: 2

This course covers legal and regulatory issues in healthcare. Topics include the impact of laws on health information and documentation.
• Rights and responsibilities of providers, employers, payers and patients
• Legal terms in civil liability and the judicial and legislative process
• Laws and regulations about confidentiality, retaining records and releasing information

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT120
HIT226 DATA APPLICATIONS AND HEALTHCARE QUALITY WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course uses information technology to assess healthcare quality. Case studies teach methods, tools and techniques to apply data in a variety of areas:
• Principles of clinical quality and risk management
• Organizational approaches, research techniques and statistical methods
• Impact of regulatory and accreditation activities
• Data analysis to find variations and deficiencies
• Reporting that supports quality improvement programs

PREREQUISITE(S): Prerequisite: BIS155 and HIT141; Corequisite: HIT170
HIT230 HEALTH INSURANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT*^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

In this course, you can explore payment and reimbursement methods used in U.S. healthcare settings.
• Forms, processes and practices
• The roles of health information professionals
• Understanding payments from insurance, managed care and other third party companies
• Sharing information between patient, provider and insurer
• Managing billable items (chargemaster) and coding integrity

PREREQUISITE(S): Prerequisite: HIT141; and Corequisite: HIT203
HIT252 CODING PRACTICUM AND REVIEW

CREDIT HOURS: 2

This course helps you to prepare for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam. The course covers the six areas of knowledge and skills tested in the CCA exam:
• Clinical classification systems
• Reimbursement methodologies
• Health records and data content
• Compliance
• Information technologies
• Confidentiality and privacy
The minimum requirement to pass this course is 70 percent. This course is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

PREREQUISITE(S): Prerequisites: HIT205 and HIT211; Corequisite: HIT230
HIT260 CODING PRACTICUM WITH LAB

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course provides hands-on experience coding authentic patient records. Students complete at least 40 hours of practical experience in medical coding, using a variety of complex case studies.

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT213 and HIT220 and HIT230
HIT261 CCS REVIEW

CREDIT HOURS: 2

This course helps you to prepare for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification exam. The course covers the three areas of knowledge and skills tested in the CCS exam:
• Health information documents
• Diagnosis and procedure coding
• Regulatory guidelines and reporting requirements for Acute Care (Inpatient) service
The minimum requirement to pass this course is 70 percent. This course is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

PREREQUISITE(S): Corequisite: HIT260
HIT272 HEALTH INFORMATION PRACTICUM CAPSTONE^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

Rather than a classroom course, HIT272 is a supervised practicum to complete your degree program. During practicums, students use their knowledge and skills in a professional practice. 80 hours of onsite work is required. Practicum activities may include:
• Data abstraction and analysis
• Record retention and release of information
• Applying coding skills
• Observing and documenting supervisory and planning activities
• Preparing a written report and presenting a summary of practical learning experiences

PREREQUISITE(S): Permission from the appropriate academic administrator upon completion of, or concurrent enrollment in all other HIT courses in the program, except HIT272L
HIT272L RHIT CERTIFICATION PREPARATION^

CREDIT HOURS: 0

This course helps students prepare for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam. The course covers the five areas of knowledge and skill covered in the exam:
• Healthcare data management
• Health statistics, biomedical research and quality management
• Health services organization and delivery
• Information technology and systems
• Organizational resources
In the lab, students complete five practice tests and a final mock exam. The minimum requirement to pass this course is 70 percent. This course is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT226 and HIT230

Health Services Management

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
HSM310 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare system. Students will study major components, unique characteristics and interrelationships. Important topics include:
• Healthcare professions
• Delivering healthcare services
• Key trends
• Internal and external influences

PREREQUISITE(S): BUSN115
HSM320 HEALTH RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course examines legal and ethical issues of healthcare services. Topics include:
• Legal relationships among providers, payers and patients
• Professional liability issues
• Rights and duties

PREREQUISITE(S): HSM310
HSM330 HEALTH SERVICES INFORMATION SYSTEMS*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course teaches how technology is used in health services information systems, including:
• Hardware and software options
• Managing patient records, insurance and billing data
• Confidentiality and information security policy

PREREQUISITE(S): COMP100 and HSM310
HSM340 HEALTH SERVICES FINANCE*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course focuses on the complexities of healthcare financing.
Topics include:
• Payment sources and reimbursement systems
• Financial planning issues and problems
• Trends in healthcare costs and expenditures

PREREQUISITE(S): HSM310
HSM410 HEALTHCARE POLICY*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course focuses on how public policy impacts healthcare delivery in the U.S. Themes explored include:
• Political, social, economic and technological influences
• Cultural values and beliefs about health that support our policy-making process

PREREQUISITE(S): HSM310
HSM420 MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course covers fundamental concepts in finance for health insurance and managed care. Learn about:
• Products and approaches
• Insurance risk management
• Types of managed care organizations
• Perspectives of consumers, providers and insurers

PREREQUISITE(S): HIT141 or HSM310
HSM430 PLANNING AND MARKETING FOR HEALTH SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS*

CREDIT HOURS: 4

Using examples unique to the healthcare industry, this course focuses on marketing. Students learn how to plan and activate marketing activities. Topics include:
• Market segmentation
• Targeting
• Positioning
• Communication
• Ethical issues

PREREQUISITE(S): HSM310

Graduate Healthcare Courses.

Health Services Management

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
HSM541 HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEMS

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course covers the components and inter-relationships in the healthcare system. Topics span the continuum of care, including:
• Personnel, institutions and delivery systems
• Policy and payment mechanisms
• Delivery of access, cost and quality

PREREQUISITE(S): None
HSM542 HEALTH RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the growing importance of legal and ethical matters in healthcare. Topics include:
• Legal aspects of the corporation
• Physician/patient, institution/patient and institution/physician relationships
• Ethical issues related to individual life-cycle stages
• Health services institutions
• Third-party payers
• Public policy

PREREQUISITE(S): None
HSM543 HEALTH SERVICES FINANCE

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course covers the unique finance features in the healthcare industry, including:
• Payment sources and reimbursement arrangements
• Financial planning and analysis
• Operating revenue and working capital
• Resource allocation
• Managing inpatient and outpatient costs and ratios
• The resource-based relative value system (RBRVS)
• The prospective payment system (PPS)
• The impact of mergers and joint ventures
• Compliance issues
• Emerging healthcare finance trends

PREREQUISITE(S): None
HSM544 HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course covers the relationship between public policy and healthcare economics. You can learn how public policy develops and learn issues in health policy. Topics include:
• Issues of supply and demand
• Technology
• Healthcare labor
• Equity and efficiency
• Application of economic analysis to the development of public policy

PREREQUISITE(S): None
HSM546 MANAGED CARE

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines managed care approaches to delivering and financing health services, including:
• The evolution of managed care
• Insurance and risk management
• Factors that drive growth in managed healthcare
• Types of managed care organizations
• Perspectives of consumers, providers and insurers
• Trends and issues in health insurance and managed care
• Relevant legislation and regulatory issues

PREREQUISITE(S): None

Additional Online Courses


*Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require successful completion of required math and English transitional studies courses. Required transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
^Courses marked with a caret (^) are licensed in New Jersey; students whose enrolled location is in New Jersey may enroll in these courses in the onsite, online and blended modalities.
+Courses marked with a plus sign (+) are available as honors courses (restrictions apply).
Note: To enroll in a course with a corequisite, students must have either successfully completed the corequisite course during a prior session or concurrently enroll in the corequisite course.