Courses in Health Unit Coordinator

Introduction to Health Unit Coordinating

HUCF 1101     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course includes the study of health care facility office and communication skills for nonclinical functions. Information about working with nursing and medical staff, other department staff, patients and visitors to contribute to the patients'/clients'/residents' care and well-being is explored. Telephone, written, electronic, and interpersonal communication is discussed, along with an emphasis in clerical support duties such as scheduling, faxing, and using various electronic devices. This course will help prepare students for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators certification exam. (Prerequisites: None)

Health Unit Coordinator Fundamentals

HUCF 1200     2.00 Credits
This course includes the study of health care facility office and communication skills for nonclinical functions. Information about working with nursing and medical staff, other department staff, patients and visitors to contribute to the patients'/clients'/residents' care and well being is emphasized. Communication of many kinds, including telephone, written, electronic, and interpersonal is a focus of the course. Students will also learn about clerical support duties such as typing, scheduling, faxing, and using the computer. Chart creation and interaction are also explored, both in paper format and in the Electronic Health Record. (Prerequisite: None)

Health Unit Coordinator Procedures

HUCF 1201     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course expands on the role and job duties of the Health Unit Coordinator. Students will work with medical terminology and information necessary to comprehend and process a variety of orders within a health care setting. Examples of various kinds of orders are studied and many opportunities for practicing procedures is provided. Interaction with the patient chart and the Electronic Health Record continue to be explored, and multiple types of entries are practiced by students. Also, an overview of basic anatomy as well as disease and disorders will be covered to enhance understanding of orders and other elements of working in a health care setting. This course will focus on preparing students for certification through the National Association of Health Unity Coordinators. (Prerequisite: None)

Health Unit Coordinator Internship

HUCF 1202     3.00 Credits
This course is designed to provide the student with a purposeful occupational experience in the health unit coordinating field. Each internship is an individualized experience. A training plan is created for each student in conjunction with the training site to provide and experience related to the skills and knowledge acquired in the HUC training program. Students must have completed the Anatomy and Physiology Disease Conditions, Medical Terminology and Applied Medical Terminology courses and the HUCF Fundamentals course. (Prerequisites: HUCF 1200 or Instructor approval)