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Description about Undergraduate Student Internship

There are different types of undergraduate student internship in the Department of Health Information Management. The following three are relevent to this project.

  • HIM-1460: CLINICAL EDUCATION 2 (CE-2)
    • Course Description: CE-2 include supervised practice and introduction to the facility's quality assessment/improvement, utilization/case management, and risk management areas.
    • Purpose: CE-2 is designed to provide the opportunity for integration of classroom/theoretical knowledge and laboratory practice with onsite clinical experiences in health care settings under the supervision of field instructors. Students are scheduled to work with health care practitioners at the technical, managerial, and professional levels.
    • Class Periods: Six days in an affiliate facility.
  • HIM-1480: CLINICAL EDUCATION 3
    • Course Description: This course is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to observe and participate in the health information systems maintained in non-acute health care and health-related agencies.
    • Class Periods: ONE DAY EACH WEEK at a health-related or affiliated agency.
    • Methods of Presentation: Conducted at affiliated health care agencies with onsite training under the supervision of field instructors.
  • HIM-1495: Clinical Education 4
    • Course Description: Clinical Education 4 is a six-week experience that includes activities involving supervised managerial, administrative, technical and/or project-oriented experience in a health information management department or other appropriate health care unit. The six week managerial affiliation is the responsibility of the clinical education coordinator of the HIM program.
    • Purpose: Clinical Education 4 is designed to provide students with the opportunity to function in a managerial/administrative role and to learn the various skills that they will be required to master and carry out during their future professional responsibilities as an RHIA.
    • Class Periods: Six-week block affiliation.
    • Method of Presentation: Conducted at affiliate hospitals/ facilities with onsite managerial training under the supervision of appropriately credentialed or experienced health care personnel (RHIA, RHIT, CTR, MPH, etc.)
In this project, internship experience will be offered in CE-2 and CE-3. All the students in the department are required to attend these internship. A few students in CE-4 may be involved in this project.
  • CE-2: one day tutorial on data mining and one day tutorial on information security and privacy in summer 2010
  • CE-3: one session tutorial on computational genomics in Fall 2009 and one session tutorial on telemedicine in Fall 2010