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Professional Practice Experience (HIT299)

3.0 Semester Hours

Combining academic credit with professional experience, this Professional Practice Experience (PPE) is a supervised internship in a health information management department of an acute and/or non-acute healthcare facility. The PPE is designed to provide the student 160 hours of practical experiences in the theories and concepts previously acquired in the curriculum. Students are supervised by a Registered Health Information Administrator, Registered Health Information Technician or other qualified personnel assigned by the healthcare facility. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 semester hours on a space available basis; 3 semester hours from the HIT internship course may apply to a degree or certificate.

Prereq: To be eligible for placement, the student must complete all required coursework for the Health Information Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree and receive written permission from the HIT Program Coordinator.

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