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The following courses are offered by the Allied Health Sciences Department:

Paramedic Program

This course is a training program to provide the students with the necessary basic skills and knowledge to deal with a broad spectrum of illness and injuries in the pre-hospital care phase of emergency medicine. Upon successful completion of the course, students will take the New York State Emergency Medical Technical Certification Examination. Once certified, and upon completion of certain fundamental core courses, the student will be eligible to take the advanced paramedic level courses of the program. The course will be offered in the fall and spring semesters only.

Course Syllabus
This course provides students with the knowledge of human anatomy and physiology as required for the understanding of assessing and treating victims of sudden illness or injury. Pathophysiology and management of problems, patient assessment, and techniques of management of the cardiovascular system and respiratory system, as well as all other systems, are introduced. Prerequisite: New York State Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Corequisites: EMC 102, EMC 301

Course Syllabus
This course provides students with the knowledge of assessing victims of sudden illness or injury with the understanding of the underlying anatomy and physiology of the affected tissue, organ, or system. Students will also be given an understanding of appropriate treatment modalities for certain disease entities and injuries. Students will also be provided with the knowledge and skills required for treating victims of sudden illness or injury as pre-hospital care givers.Corequisites: EMC 101, EMC 301

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This course provides students with the knowledge of appropriate assessment of the cardiac patient, the knowledge and skill to read normal electrocardiograms, recognize cardiac arrhythmias on same, operate and interpret electrocardiograms. It also provides students with the skills to use a defibrillator, and to perform defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion. Students are also provided with knowledge of local, general, and systemic effects of specific drugs, as well as the absorption rates via intravenous, subcutaneous, oral, transtracheal, and intramuscular routes of administration. Students are provided with the knowledge of the effects of alpha and beta receptors in the heart, lungs, and arteries, as well as beta blockers. Students are also provided with the knowledge of dose, dilution, action, indications and use, precautions, incompatibility, contraindications, side effects, antidotes of specific drugs, and skills of administering drugs. Prerequisites: EMC 101, EMC 102 Corequisites: EMC 202, EMC 302

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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to perform physical examination on patients with suspected injury to the head, spinal cord, cervical spine, neurologic problems, and general seizures. It also provides students with the knowledge and skills to recognize symptoms of diabetes mellitus, insulin shock, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, and treatment of same. In addition, students are provided with the knowledge of appropriate treatment of a patient who has ingested poison. Students are provided with the knowledge and skill required to catheterize both male and female urinary bladders. Students are also provided with the knowledge and skills required to arrive at a decision to transport patients in labor or to prepare for delivery, as well as functioning in all childbirth possibilities. Students are provided with the knowledge and skills of management in mass casualty situations, situations involving a battered or sexually abused child, and situations involving emotionally disturbed patients who are combative. Prerequisites: EMC 101, EMC 102 Corequisites: EMC 201, EMC 302

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Students are provided with clinical training experience at the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, City Morgue, and with the Hospital Phlebotomy team. Students will also perform clinical service in the Emergency Department, Operating Room, and with the Paramedic Ambulance. Students will acquire further experience in the Labor and Delivery Suite, Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Department, and Psychiatric Emergency Department. Corequisites: EMC 101, EMC 102

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In this second EMC/Paramedical clinical rotation course students continue their work in the hospital emergency room. In addition, clinical rotations are provided for experiences on the paramedical (advance life support) ambulance, in the operating room, and in the New York City Medical Examiner¿s Office.Prerequisites: EMC 101, EMC 102, EMC 301 Corequisites: EMC 201, EMC 202

Course Syllabus
In this final EMC/Paramedic clinical rotation course students complete their required hours in the hospital emergency room and on the Paramedic (A.L.S.) ambulance. Additional development of knowledge and skills is provided in the labor and delivery rooms, psychiatric facilities, ICU/CCU, Cardiac Catheterization laboratory, pediatric neonatal clinic and well baby clinic. Prerequisites: EMC 201, EMC 202, EMC 302

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Health Information Technology

This is the first part of a two-semester course which includes a development of medical terminology in a logical sequence. Medical terms are used in a limited number of body systems. Special attention is given to presenting medical terms in their proper context as related to: anatomy and physiology, pathology, clinical procedures, laboratory tests and abbreviations.
Corequisites: HIT 106, HIT 107, HIT 108, BIO 425, CHE 118/121

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This course begins with a historical overview of the medical record field. Topics covered include contents of a medical record, required standards for chart documentation, divisions within the medical record department and the chart flow through the units of a medical record department.

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This course covers the development and use of primary and secondary indexes and registries, numbering and filing systems, and methodologies utilized for the retention, retrieval, and destruction of medical documents. Utilizing the internet, students will learn to access health related databases and evaluate the different vendors offering filing systems and storage, including microfilm. Utilizing materials in the classroom, students will create patient charts.
Corequisites: HIT 103, HIT 104, CHE 118/121, BIO 425

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This is the first of two courses that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of body systems. Students will learn the cause, risk factors, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the body. Students are required to review medical charts and identify diseases and procedures relevant for billing purposes according to the current official ICD-CM coding guidelines.
Corequisites: HIT 103, HIT 107, HIT 108

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This course prepares the student to identify an incomplete medical record. The various hospital departments (e.g. finance, risk management, quality assurance) and regulating agencies (e.g. JCAHO), as they relate to the medical record will be covered. Students will also be exposed to alternate sites for medical charts (e.g. prison).
Corequisites: HIT 103, HIT 106, HIT 108, BIO 425, CHE 118/121

Course Syllabus
This course begins with an overview of the Health Information Management (HIM) profession. Topics include contents of different types of medical records, required standards for chart documentation, divisions within the HIM department, and chart flow throughout the department. It also covers the development and use of primary and secondary indexes and registries, numbering and filing systems, and methodologies utilized for the retention, retrieval, and destruction of medical documents. Utilizing the internet, students will learn to access health-related databases and evaluate the different vendors offering filing systems and storage, including microfilm and computer hardware/software. Utilizing materials in the classroom, students will create patient charts.
Corequisites: HIT 103, HIT 106, HIT 107, BIO 425, CHE118/121

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This course is a continuation and advanced study of medical terms. Basic fundamentals of word analysis are applied in a continued study of medical terms by body systems. Medical terminology is applied in case reports, X-ray reports, operative and diagnostic lists, drug descriptions and other medical contexts.
Prerequisites: HIT 103, HIT 106, HIT 107. HIT 108, BIO 425, Corequisites: HIT 204, HIT 207, HIT 208, BIO 426

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This course provides an in-depth coverage of statistical computations relevant to hospital inpatient and outpatient services (e.g. budget). Common statistical collection and display methodologies used for administrative decisions are covered. Utilizing data from a variety of sources (e.g. death registry), students will perform computations (e.g. average daily census) using Excel.
Prerequisites: HIT 103, HIT 106, HIT 107, HIT 108, BIO 425, Corequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 207, HIT 208, BIO 426

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This course prepares the student to identify an incomplete medical record. The administrative functions of the Admission Department as they relate to the medical record will be covered. An overview of medical record documentation component requirements, for other non-hospital facilities, will be presented.
Pre-Requisite: HIT103 and HIT104 or CHE121 and BIO425

Course Syllabus
Students will learn the cause, risk factors, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the body. Students are required to complete an assignment that requires them to review medical charts and identify diseases and procedures relevant for billing purposes according to the current official ICD-CM coding guidelines.
Prerequisites: HIT 103, HIT 104, HIT 105, BIO 425, 
CHE 118/121, Corequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 205, BIO 426

Course Syllabus
This course covers the historical development and current medical coding systems for diagnoses, procedures, and reimbursement systems. Students will gain entry-level competency in the use of the current ICD-CM coding system by coding inpatient charts and assigning a diagnostic related group (DRG), utilizing an internet based coding program. Students will also complete coding exercises within and outside of the classroom covering specific diseases (e.g., AIDS, Neoplasms) to learn applicable coding guidelines.
Prerequisites: HIT 103, HIT 106, HIT 107, HIT 108, BIO 425, Corequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 208, BIO 426

Course Syllabus
This is a continuation of HIT 106, Pathology of Diseases I, that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of body systems. Students will learn the cause, risk factors, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the body. Students are required to review medical charts and identify diseases and procedures relevant for billing purposes according to the current official ICD-CM coding guidelines.
Prerequisites: HIT 103, HIT 106, HIT 107, HIT 108, BIO 426, Corequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 207, BIO 426

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This is a supervised learning experience in affiliated clinical sites that enables the student to acquire competence in health information management procedures directly related to the course content of all previous HIT courses. Students are required to complete three projects assigned from the clinical site. Each student completes a coding software program that contains six learning modules. Students are also introduced to the "Encoder" software program, pharmacology, and reimbursement systems (e.g., prospective payment).
Prerequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 207, HIT 208, BIO 426

Course Syllabus
This course covers the historical development and current medical coding systems for diagnoses, procedures, and reimbursement systems. Students will gain entry-level competency in the use of the current ICD-CM coding system by coding a minimum of 33 inpatient charts and assigning a diagnostic related group (DRG) utilizing the Encoder software program. Students will also complete coding exercises within and outside of the classroom covering specific diseases (e.g., AIDS, Neoplasms). An assessment exam of previous HIT courses is given the first week of classes as per accreditation requirements.
Prerequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 205, HIT 206, HIT 210, BIO 426, Corequisites: HIT 331, HIT 332, CIS 105

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This course covers all federal and state laws (e.g., HIPAA) that are applicable to the HIM profession. It will also cover the legal principles applicable to malpractice, New York State statutes, different types and completeness of consent forms requirements, legally acceptable release of confidential medical information including special situations (e.g., mental, drug dependence or AIDS diagnoses), and legal terms utilized within the profession.
Prerequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 207, HIT 208, HIT 210, BIO 426
Corequisites: HIT 332, HIT 333 and CIS 106 or CIS 207

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This course covers the use of review methodologies required by third party reimbursement agencies to insure that patients receive appropriate medical care. The principles of form design and quality control procedures will be examined. Students will design and create a quality evaluation form, then complete an evaluation of the quality and completeness of inpatient charts and submit a written report with graphs to illustrate and support their findings. An assessment exam of previous HIT courses is given the first week of classes as per accreditation requirements.
Prerequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 207, HIT 208, HIT 210, BIO 426
Corequisites: HIT 331, HIT 333 and CIS 106 or CIS 207

Course Syllabus
This course is a continuation of HIT 207 and covers the historical development and current medical coding systems for diagnoses, procedures, and reimbursement systems. Students will gain entry-level competency in the use of the current ICD-CM coding system by coding inpatient charts and assigning a diagnostic related group (DRG), utilizing an internet based coding program. Students will also complete coding exercises within and outside of the classroom covering the coding of procedures, diagnostic, and therapeutic options applicable to all body systems.
Prerequisites: HIT 203, HIT 204, HIT 205, HIT 207, HIT 208, HIT 210, BIO 426
Corequisites: HIT 331, HIT 332 and CIS 106 or CIS 207

Course Syllabus
This course is a continuation of HIT 333 in further learning the current ICD-CM coding system and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system. Students are required to code ambulatory and inpatient charts utilizing the Encoder software to assign a Diagnostic Related Group. Students will be introduced to other coding systems (HCPCS, ICD-CM) and perform in class activities of each coding system. An assessment exam of previous HIT courses is given the first week of classes as per accreditation requirements.
Prerequisites: HIT 331, HIT 332, HIT 333 and CIS 106 or CIS 207
Corequisites: HIT 422, HIT 423, HIT 430 and CIS 206 or CIS 207

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This course covers facility and Health Information Management (HIM) department requirements to function legally and properly. Topics include the organization and function of a cancer registry, responsibilities of medical staff committees, the requirements of health care accrediting agencies as related to the HIM department, and additional agencies that impact the department (e.g., Office of Inspector General), and health insurance.
Prerequisites: HIT 331, HIT 332, HIT 333 and CIS 106 or CIS 207
Corequisites: HIT 421, HIT 423, HIT 430 and CIS 206 or CIS 207

Course Syllabus
This course covers the theories and techniques of management in the HIM profession. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through laboratory exercises and a group project that focuses on a fictional hospital and HIM department that will be presented to the class. An assessment exam of previous HIT courses is given the first week of classes as per accreditation requirements.
Prerequisites: HIT 331, HIT 332, HIT 333 and CIS 106 or CIS 207
Corequisites: HIT 421, HIT 422, HIT 430 and CIS 206 or CIS 207

Course Syllabus
This is a supervised learning experience in affiliated clinical sites that enables the student to perform health information management (HIM) functions related to all previous HIT courses. The focus of this practice experience is on management and coding functions. Students are required to complete three projects assigned from the practice site.
Prerequisites: HIT 331, HIT 332, HIT 333 and CIS 106 or CIS 207
Corequisites: HIT 421, HIT 422, HIT 423 and CIS 206 or CIS 207

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Respiratory Therapy

Students are given the knowledge, skills, and attitudes basic to all patient care, with special emphasis on the basic science principles applicable to medical gases, pressure breathing devices, gas exchange, artificial ventilation, and respiration. This course also involves the study and operation of basic respiratory therapy equipment such as cannulae, masks and tents, nebulizers, flowmeters and regulators, oxygen analyzers, and oxygen supply systems. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the RTT Program, Corequisites: RTT 101, MAT 109

Course Syllabus
This laboratory course gives the student the opportunity for hands-on learning of equipment found in Respiratory Therapy departments of affiliated hospitals. The student observes, operates, disassembles and reassembles equipment until fully competent at setting up, operating, and trouble shooting. Students become familiar with equipment used in respiratory care prior to use in direct patient contact.
Corequisites: RTT 100, MAT 109

Course Syllabus
This continuation of applied science principles is fundamental to Respiratory Therapy. Special emphasis is placed on the theory of airway management, respiratory diseases, introductory pharmacology, ventilators used in IPPB therapy, acid-base chemistry, and a knowledge of emergency care.
Prerequisites: RTT 100, RTT 101, CHE 118, Corequisites: RTT 202, BIO 426

Course Syllabus
This is a supervised clinical experience in Respiratory Therapy hospital affiliations. Students work with patients utilizing equipment such as oxygen catheters and cannulae, masks, tents, nebulizers, flowmeters and regulators, oxygen analyzers, and oxygen supply systems.
Prerequisites: RTT 100, RTT 101, CHE 118, Corequisites: RTT 201, BIO 426

Course Syllabus
This course is a 10-week, 40-hour-per-week practicum required of students registered in the Respiratory Therapy curriculum. The Respiratory Therapy Summer Clinical Practicum is a continuation of the clinical training and experience introduced during the second semester of the program (RTT 201 and RTT 202). The schedule is structured to rotate groups in the class through various participating clinical facilities where students will have patient bedside instruction and practice in oxygen therapy, aerosol treatment and ventilation, and bedside intensive care for adults and pediatric patients.
Prerequisites: RTT 201, RTT 202

Course Syllabus
Skills in patient care are further developed and emphasis is placed on continuous ventilation and acid-base chemistry. The physiology of the cardio-pulmonary system, the ethical and legal implications, and responsibilities relating to Respiratory Therapy services are discussed.
Prerequisites: RTT 210, BIO 426, Corequisites: RTT 302, RTT 310, RTT 320

Course Syllabus
This is a continuation of the supervised hospital Respiratory Therapy clinical experiences dealing with complex patient equipment such as ventilators, resuscitators, respirators, use of blood-gas analyzers, and aerosol apparatus.
Prerequisites: RTT 210, BIO 426, Corequisites: RTT 301, RTT 310, RTT 320

Course Syllabus
This course exceeds the scope of Anatomy and Physiology I & II, and stresses physiological properties of the heart, blood vessels and lungs, particularly as they are interrelated and as they contribute to preserving the integrity of the human nervous system. The material is taught in a clinically-oriented manner to reinforce those aspects of cardio-pulmonary physiology most relevant to the care of patients. Prerequisites: RTT 202, BIO 426 or departmental approval Corequisites: RTT 301, RTT 302, RTT 320

Course Syllabus
This course introduces students to the most common tests of pulmonary function in adults and children. Students will be required to perform these tests and interpret their significance.
Prerequisites: RTT 202, BIO 426, MAT 109 departmental approval, Corequisites: RTT 301, RTT 302, RTT 310

Course Syllabus
This course provides students with a knowledge of the various methods of sterilization, diseases and problems resulting in respiratory failure, cardio-pulmonary function testing and diagnosis, pediatric respiratory care, percussive therapy and postural drainage, and administrative responsibilities of the therapist. Preparation is included for the Credentialing Examinations.
Prerequisites: RTT 301, RTT 302, RTT 310, RTT 320, Corequisites: RTT 403, RTT 410

Course Syllabus
This last course of supervised hospital Respiratory Therapy clinical experience continues emphasis on administration of respiratory therapy care to patients with additional work in hospital departmental operation, including patient record-keeping, reporting, and charting. Interdisciplinary team relationships are also stressed.
Prerequisites: RTT 301, RTT 302, RTT 310, RTT 320, Corequisites: RTT 401, RTT 410

Course Syllabus
This course is an assimilation of the basic and clinical sciences from several areas of medicine, to help students develop a deeper understanding of the patho-physiological consequences of such diseases as asthma, atelectasis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, infant respiratory distress syndrome, and others. Independent study and student participation in teaching are encouraged.
Prerequisites: RTT 301, RTT 302, RTT 310, RTT 320, Corequisites: RTT 401, RTT 403 or departmental approval

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