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HCTM 475 Healthcare IT Field Studies • 5 Cr.


Provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the healthcare environment through industry internship, practicum or series of field trips. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Articulate key personal and professional goals as they relate to health IT professions and assess and make a selection from employment settings in the context of these goals
  • Research health IT roles and settings and evaluate advantages and limitations in the context of your professional goals and preferences
  • Develop and document goals for the practicum/internship/field studies along with assessment criteria
  • Develop, reinforce, apply and integrate skills that have been learned throughout the health IT program
  • Complete a detailed log documenting the work and the corresponding time spent on jobs or projects
  • Analyze, through a written self-evaluation, the results of the learning experience and reflect on the effectiveness of the setting selection, prior preparation, accomplished work, relation and communication with industry professionals, and lessons learned
  • Translate your learning experience into career goals for your future profession in health IT
  • Receive a satisfactory performance evaluation from industry professionals you interacted with
  • Develop a research paper related to the internship, practicum, field trip or job shadow experience on a current topic in health IT, including documentation and analysis of research, and discussion of impact on elements of the healthcare system



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000