An Introduction to Disease Diagnosis and TreatmentPurpose
This course provides an overview of the general mechanisms of disease, diagnosis and treatment.
This is a self-paced course with optional knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding to the next lesson. This course requires the use of the associated textbook: Essentials of Human Diseases and Condition, 5th Edition, Schell Fazier, Wist Drzymkowski. ISBN: 978-1-4377-2408-0. After the final lesson you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 70% or higher to pass the course and obtain a certificate of completion.
- Describe the changes in normal body structure and function that can lead to human diseases
- Identify general mechanisms used to diagnose and treat disease
- State the importance of and reasons for patient teaching
1 Contact Hour: based on 60 minute contact hour
The estimated time for completion for this activity is 1 hour(s).
This course is designed for individuals with limited to no medical training that are new to medical coding in home care. This course may also be useful to refresh or update knowledge on human diseases for staff currently working in home health billing, coding or office support roles.
Kathy L. Richie, RN, BSN; Kristi Kiehne; MBA; Christine Bushaw, Med, RHIT; Mary Juenemann, MS, RHIA, CCS
Commercial Support: This course was developed in accordance with ANCC Commercial Support Guidelines. No commercial support was accepted for the development of this course.
Non-endorsement of Products and Off Label Use: This course provides a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names is always considered before using trade names. Consequently, if trade names are necessary, when available, we will use trade names from several companies. RCTC and the course planning team do not endorsed any products or drugs that may be mentioned in this course.
Christine Bushaw - MEd RHIT
Chris Bushaw, MEd, RHIT is an instructor for Health Information Technology/Coding Specialist Programs at Rochester Community & Technical College. Previous to this position, she spent over 30 years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in various supervisory and management positions including the Health Information Management Department. Chris has a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's degree in Human Resource Development/Adult Education from the University of Minnesota. In December 2008, Chris graduated from the Health Information Technology Program and obtained her RHIT shortly after.
Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.
This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Center for Business and Workforce Education located in Rochester Minnesota.