Academic Catalog

Health Unit Coordinator Classes

Anatomy & Physiology for Health Unit Coordinator

Item Number
HUC 106
Credits
3

Introduces basic word elements used in building medical terminology and identifies the different types of word elements present in each medical term by name. Introduces medical terms, body structure and pathology in relation to each body system: integumentary, musculoskeletal, sensory, circulatory, nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HUC 116.

Introduction to Health Unit Coordinating

Item Number
HUC 108
Credits
6

This course will focus on orientation and introduction to campus policies and rules of conduct. This course will also introduce the student to program policies, dress code, attendance, classroom and workplace rules of conduct, program goals, and grading system. This course also focuses on the use of various communication devices and introduces the EMR/HER and related Windows programs used in the hospital.

Unit Coordinator Tasks & Procedures II

Item Number
HUC 112
Credits
4

Focuses on cognitive knowledge and performance skills in the computer laboratory. The student will demonstrate performance skills for maintaining medical records, accurately transcribing physicians’ orders to the appropriate chart forms and Kardex, as well as completion of pseudo patient charts. 

Prerequisites

HUC 108, HUC 106, HUC 114, HUC 113, and HUC 120.

Introduction to Communication in the Health Unit Coordinator Role

Item Number
HUC 113
Credits
1

Students will learn to describe and use good listening skills as a means of preventing and/or solving conflicts with a variety of people in different situations. This course also focuses on developing skills for the role of the communicator for the nursing unit. The student will also be given the tools for developing and practicing assertive communication, interpersonal relationships and confidentiality skills. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HUC 108.

Unit Coordinator Tasks & Procedures I

Item Number
HUC 114
Credits
7

Enables identification of the forms commonly used in the patient’s chart. Students will learn to explain the purpose of a patient’s chart and recognize the charting responsibilities for each health care team member. Presents instruction and procedures for scheduling appointments by telephone, computer and writing. Also focuses on students’ performance in the computer-skill laboratory, demonstrating their cognitive knowledge for maintaining medical records; ordering laboratory and diagnostic exams; accurately transcribing physicians’ orders; recognizing treatment orders; ordering nursing supplies; identifying abbreviations, symbols, and terms used in a medication order; and charting information accurately to the appropriate forms and the Kardex for their pseudo patients. 

Prerequisites

HUC 108; enrollment in HUC 106.

Advanced Communications Application in the Health Unit Coordinator Role

Item Number
HUC 118
Credits
2

Improves communication among diverse cultures and incorporates the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups in the medical field. Provide students with an overview and understanding of the fundamentals of communication.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HUC 108, HUC 106, HUC 114, HUC 113 and HUC 120.

Unit Management I

Item Number
HUC 120
Credits
3

Covers management responsibilities for the nursing unit, including time management and identification of possible fire and safety hazards on the nursing unit. 

Prerequisites

HUC 108; enrollment in HUC 106, HUC 114 and HUC 113.

Unit Management II

Item Number
HUC 122
Credits
3

Focuses on cognitive knowledge for managing the nursing unit and developing verbal and written communication skills. Students will develop leadership and performance skills by practicing classroom management. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HUC 113 and HUC 120.

Legal/Ethical Aspects of Unit Coordinating

Item Number
HUC 126
Credits
2

Enables students to identify legal elements that are necessary in regard to preparing legal documents, discussing hospital and patient confidentiality, or witnessing signatures on consents for treatment. The ethics of this profession will be explored, and students will learn how to apply these ethics in professional behaviors. Covers AIDS education, blood-borne pathogens, HIPAA and hepatitis information. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HUC 108, HUC 106, HUC 114, HUC 113, and HUC 120; enrollment in HUC 112, 118, and 122.

Clinical Experience

Item Number
HUC 132
Credits
7

Enables students to use the cognitive and performance objectives from courses HUC 102 through 126 in the clinical setting. The course focuses on resume preparation, employment application and an employment interview. In order to participate in the clinical aspect of the program, students must receive a No Record on File report from the Washington State Patrol regarding Crimes Against Persons. Clinical hours vary from six to eight hours per day, four days a week. Students unable to complete course HUC 132 will have the option of completing a clinical rotation with the next available program, on approval from the instructors, within six months. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HUC 106, HUC 108, HUC 114, HUC 113, HUC 120, HUC 112, HUC 122, and HUC 126.

Electrocardiogram Monitor Technician

Item Number
HUC 204
Credits
3

This course will examine basic cardiac function, normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms, etiology of arrhythmias and interpretation of EKG tracing. Class time will consist of lectures, identifying rhythms and group challenges. This course provides students with an excellent baseline understanding of both simple and more complex rhythms.

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