• Program: Health Unit Coordinator
  • Course: Health Unit Coordinator Fundamentals
  • Course #: HLUC1002
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is an introduction to Health Unit Coordinator nursing unit procedures, routines and communication devices. The student will learn the importance of using critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication skills in the health care environment. An introduction to the roles of the health care team members, admission, discharge and transfer procedures will be covered as well as employment seeking strategies.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Outline national standards for Health Unit Coordinators
Examine Health Unit Coordinator's routine tasks
Break down the Health Unit Coordinator's employment responsibilities
Analyze health care team member responsibilities
Explore unit communication devices
Model effective communication strategies
Use health care facility forms
Explore customer service strategies
Differentiate between patient movement procedures
Characterize hospital departments
Summarize legal and ethical standards in health care
Examine safety requirements for health care facilities
Apply employment seeking strategies

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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