AHEA 110 Health Unit Coordinator I • 5 Cr.
First in a series of courses that focus on the skills needed to become a Health Unit Coordinator. Includes certification requirements, basic data entry, proper workplace behavior, and basic office procedures. Application of these skills will be done in a lab setting. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, 130, and 140; HLTH 145; AHEA 100, 102, 104, and 106 with a C or better at BC; or permission of instructor. Previously HPRO 174. Either HPRO 174 or AHEA 110 may be taken for credit, but not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain the history and purpose of the health unit coordinating profession and history of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC).
- Identify the tasks that health unit coordinators perform which aid nurses, doctors, hospitals, patients and visitors.
- Explain the function of the departments in finance, diagnostic, and therapeutic services, additional services, and operational services.
- Identify the proper use of communication systems found in health care facilities and describe the uses of each.
- Analyze and demonstrate proper workplace behavior in regards to legal versus ethical issues, employment law, and patient privacy regulations i.e. HIPAA.
- Explain needs of diverse patient population.
- Describe the certification and recertification process for health unit coordinators.