Diagnostic Services

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Master Diagnostic Proficiencies Utilizing Electronic Health Records (EHR)

This course will provide students with an overview and fundamental understanding of the concepts essential to anatomical pathology, imaging and documentation management, laboratory, microbiology, outreach laboratory and laboratory mobile phlebotomy, in relation to diagnostic services electronic health records. Students will engage and understand the associated desktops and the interdisciplinary processes within each to carry out efficient and safe care of patients. We will explore how each diagnostic EHR program can be tailored to match each caregiver’s unique work?ow or job description, while maintaining and achieving policy and regulatory requirements

Course Details

Number of Units:  2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for those who are either beginning their careers in the health  care field or those transitioning between areas in the health care field.

Course Materials:  No additional materials required.

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Course Date Units Price
HLTH-X813 – 004 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $399

Diagnostic Services

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Susan Mattox

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What You Will Learn

  • Navigate the anatomical pathology module and the microbiology module
  • Master the laboratory processes in the diagnostic EHR including outreach laboratory and laboratory mobile phlebotomy
  • Successful use of the imaging and documentation management processes within the ITS and IDM applications


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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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