Undergraduate | LTU-HIM1MTA | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 12 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Define the meaning of medical and anatomical words, acronyms and abbreviations used in describing diagnostic, procedural and disease processes.
- Apply knowledge of medical word part definitions and human structure and function to correctly build and use medical terms in clinical settings.
- Analyse human pathophysiology, procedures and treatment in recorded medical documentation.
- Demonstrate speaking and spelling skills in the language/vocabulary of medicine.
- Collaboratively prepare and evaluate medical documentation utilised in clinical settings.
- Introduction & Basic Word Structure
- Body Systems
- Pathology & Radiology
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
In this subject, you will be introduced to the terminology, diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures relating to each body system as well as to terms used in specialist areas of medicine, surgery, pathology, imaging, nursing and allied health. You will learn to interpret simple medical documentation.
This subject includes synchronous sessions held during business hours. This means that you will attend sessions each week simultaneously with your facilitator and classmates. This subject is recommended for first-year undergraduate students.
- Group assignment - design, analysis and presentation of case studies (1000 words equivalent) (20%)
- One 2 hour examination (2000 words equivalent) (50%)
- Two x individual in class tests (1000 words equivalent total) (30%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- LAT-HIM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Health Information Management
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses