Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3134
First Term: 2012 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-90
CIP Code: 52.0299

Occupational Area:  
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics program prepares students to enter the rapidly developing field of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics. The focus of this degree with a business management emphasis is on utilizing electronic health/medical data for improved quality and efficiency of healthcare, while controlling costs. The program will provide the background needed to develop management reports and to convert data to meaningful information that can be used by clinicians to improve patient care. The program will develop student skills in business management, organizational communication, statistical analysis of data, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, and customer service. In additional to the business/management emphasis, the curriculum encompasses computer information systems and bioscience/clinical practice. A student completing the AAS program will also complete the AGEC-B General Education requirements to assist those students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. The program includes three tracks for specialization with three Certificates of Completion (CCL) available.



Required Courses
Students must select one of three (3) tracks in consultation with a Faculty Advisor:

Track I: Clinical Informatics Technology Credits: 24
+ BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3

GBS110 Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR
MGT251 Human Relations in Business (3) 3

+ HSE106 Introduction to HIPAA Privacy Rule 2
MGT156 Introduction to the Business Environment and Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics 3
MGT157 Introduction to Statistical Analysis of Clinical and Bioscience Data for Managers 3
CSM/TQM101 Quality Customer Service 3

Track II: Public Health Credits: 37-45
Certificate of Completion in Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Clinical Informatics Technology (5752) 24-32
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4

+ ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ GBS233 Business Communication 3
MGT158 Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology for Managers 3

Track III: Business and Project Management Credits: 43-52
Certificate of Completion in Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Clinical Informatics Technology (5752) 24-32

+ ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ GBS233 Business Communication 3
+ MGT228 Management, Planning, and Leadership for Health Information Technology 3
CIS124AA Project Management Software: Level I 1
CIS128 Databases in Practice Management 3

+ GBS220 Quantitative Methods in Business (3) OR
+ MAT217 Mathematical Analysis for Business (3) OR
+ MAT218 Mathematical Analysis for Business (4) 3-4

+ GBS221 Business Statistics 3
Credits: 24-52

Program Competencies
Track I: Clinical Informatics Technology
1. Describe and apply the scientific method to solve problems in biological context. (BIO181)
2. Describe the biological processes of mitosis, meiosis, DNA duplication, and protein synthesis. (BIO181)
3. Describe gene regulation and effectively analyze the various biotechnological applications. (BIO181)
4. Analyze and report data generated during laboratory activities and experiments. (BIO181)
5. Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. (CIS105)
6. Describe the steps in planning and implementing technology solutions. (CIS105)
7. Identify terminology and the uses of technology in business and society, including limitations. (CIS105)
8. Identify positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology and the consequences of misuse. (CIS105)
9. Organize a problem for solution with spreadsheet software. (CIS114DE)
10. Apply the principles of effective worksheet and database layout in building a spreadsheet template, using labels, numbers, and formulas. (CIS114DE)
11. Sort a spreadsheet in a variety of ways. (CIS114DE)
12. Use built-in statistical analysis features of spreadsheet software. (CIS114DE)
13. Manipulate matrices with spreadsheet software. (CIS114DE)
14. Apply techniques to manage time and career more effectively. (GBS110, MGT251)
15. Explain why interpersonal communication skills are important and demonstrate improved communication skills. (GBS110, MGT251)
16. Describe types of organizational communication and how to overcome communication barriers. (GBS110, MGT251)
17. Describe the importance of maintaining the privacy of personal health information and consequences of intentional or unintentional disclosure. (HSE106)
18. Identify resources available to maintain compliance and currency with HIPAA regulations. (HSE106)
19. Describe the potential impact and consequences of non- compliance with HIPAA`s Privacy Rule. (HSE106)
20. Describe in writing the ways in which electronic data analysis can help managers to reduce the costs of delivery and lead to improved healthcare information for clinicians and researchers within an organization. (MGT156)
21. Apply legal and ethical principles to the use of clinical and bioscience information technology and resources. (MGT156)
22. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in the context of professional clinical and bioscience health informatics activities. (MGT156)
23. Describe key trends and issues, current bioscience projects, and future trends in clinical and bioscience informatics. (MGT156)
24. Demonstrate use of statistical programming language software to manipulate, analyze, and interpret data. (MGT157)
25. Demonstrate how to access, validate, and clean data stored in a variety of formats. (MGT157)
26. Create reports summarizing the results of statistical analysis. (MGT157)
27. Define the parameters of quality customer service and the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to create and maintain a quality customer service orientation. (TQM101)
28. Describe ways to create customer satisfaction internally. (TQM101)
29. Demonstrate basic and specific customer service skills. (TQM101)
30. Describe self-management skills valuable to working in a quality customer service environment. (TQM101)
31. Assess personal attitude, knowledge, and abilities in relationship to those needed in a quality customer service environment. (TQM101)
32. Develop a personal plan for implementing quality customer service fundamentals in a work situation. (TQM101)

Track II: Public Health
1. Describe the structures and functions of the lymphatic system as well as the mechanisms of defense and immunity. (BIO160)
2. Describe and apply anatomical terminology. (BIO160)
3. Define homeostasis and describe specific examples for the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (BIO160)
4. Identify the structure, location, and regulation of the body`s various endocrine cells and glands. (BIO160)
5. Describe the functions of the body`s various hormones, and cite examples of disorders that result from their imbalance. (BIO160)
6. Generate, format, and edit writing using appropriate technologies. (ENG101, ENG107)
7. Describe common uses of visual aids to convert quantitative and qualitative data into meaningful summaries. (GBS233)
8. Describe how to modify communication behavior in selected cases to overcome barriers arising from interpersonal and organizational sources. (GBS233)
9. Identify key sources of data for epidemiological purposes. (MGT158)
10. Explain the basic ethical and legal issues pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiology data. (MGT158)
11. Describe the use of epidemiology for Health Planning, disease prevention and health promotion, and interventions. (MGT158)
12. Write a research report using the proper format. (MGT158)

Track III: Business and Project Management
1. Use project management software to plan and schedule a project. (CIS124AA)
2. Prepare required management reports. (CIS124AA)
3. Demonstrate competency in extracting data for required management and ad hoc reports. (CIS128)
4. Organize and print selected reports from an Electronic Health Record Management file. (CIS128)
5. Apply policies and procedures to ensure data control, security, privacy, and confidentiality of health information maintained in electronic health information management systems. (CIS128)
6. Describe and apply professional standards and regulatory guidelines to ensure security of electronic health information. (CIS128)
7. Solve probability applications. (GBS220, MAT217, MAT218)
8. Distinguish between continuous and discrete variables. (GBS220, MAT217, MAT218)
9. Find probabilities for normal random variables by using the standard normal distribution. (GBS220, MAT217, MAT218)
10. Describe the normal distribution and its characteristics. (GBS220, MAT217, MAT218)
11. Calculate and interpret the measures of central tendency for either raw or grouped data. (GBS221)
12. Use statistical inference techniques and confidence levels for decision making when testing hypotheses. (GBS221)
13. Use regression and correlation analysis, and interpret the results of the analysis. (GBS221)
14. Describe common uses of visual aids to convert quantitative and qualitative data into meaningful summaries. (GBS233)
15. Describe how to modify communication behavior in selected cases to overcome barriers arising from interpersonal and organizational sources. (GBS233)
16. Generate, format, and edit writing using appropriate technologies. (ENG101, ENG107)
17. Identify the roles and responsibilities of managers in planning, organizing, coaching, supervising, controlling, and evaluating health information technology employees for optimum results. (MGT228)
18. Describe the role and organization of community health and public health in the US at the federal, state, and local levels, and discuss the role of in averting or managing illness outbreaks, epidemics, pandemics, and bioterrorism. (MGT228)
19. Describe common forms of quality measurement, performance improvement, and incentive payment schemes meant to influence care. (MGT228)
20. Describe evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, and quality indicators in medicine and identify key organizations involved in developing clinical guidelines. (MGT228)
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