Practicum II – Alternate Care Settings Co-op (3)
Vocational hours: 120
This course provides students with supervised, practical experience in several of the health information departments at alternate care settings. Emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for students to relate classroom theory to the actual functions in settings other than acute care. Emphasis is on the unique regulatory requirements and record-keeping practices of these health facilities. The types of facilities in which students may gain this experience include public health departments, nursing facilities, large physician practices, hospice agencies, surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, prisons and mental health centers. This course also enables students to further develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in realistic situations.