DOCUMENTATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

  • Program: Medical Assistant
  • Course: Documentation for Health Care Professionals
  • Course #: MAST1060
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an overview of charting, guidelines, and tips on improving documentation skills for Health Care Professionals. Students will study basic grammar, sentence structure, and writing skills for documentation as well as professional and regulatory requirements, and confidentiality.

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:
Identify legal aspects of documentation
Identify professional and regulatory requirements
Practice methods of documentation
Identify items that must be documented
Define SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) notes
Demonstrate techniques of condensing information

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on keyboarding assessment test OR CPLT1000 and ENGL2121
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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