HIT 520 - Internship I
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 8
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is a supervised 120-hour professional practice experience that introduces the student to basic functions in a health information technology setting. The student will observe daily operations and apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom as applicable. Students will be required to meet objectives, submit a written report of the experience and undergo a job performance evaluation. Site to be arranged by the instructor.
Prerequisite: HIT 120 , HIT 125 , HSC 121 , HIT 360 , HIT 390 and HIT 450 with a GPA of 2.0 in all program courses and a 2.0 in all HIT courses or instructor approval
1. Organize for field experience.
1. Formulate Health Information Technology Internship goals.
2. Define clear job responsibilities for the internship.
3. Use professionalism and communication skills throughout internship experience.
2. Assess field experience completed.
1. Demonstrate appropriate skills in a variety of tasks assigned while working under supervision.
2. Identify work-related problems that arise and develop solutions using positive work attitudes.
3. Assess internship progress at halfway point and plan goals for completion of goals by semester’s end.
4. Identify and recommend opportunities for skill acquisition throughout internship.
5. Discuss job performance evaluation.
3. Explain internship experience and learnings.
1. Review and evaluate internship job site performance
2. Summarize internship experience with a written and oral report.
4. Organize job search skills.
1. Compose a resume for an entry-level health IT position.
2. Demonstrate successful job interview skills.
5. Demonstrate ethical principles of behavior in office setting, including following all HIPAA requirements.
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