This course introduces students to the administrative role and responsibilities of the health unit coordinator (HUC) and members of the interdisciplinary team in various health care settings. Students learn the terms to work in a clerical, support role and how to complete tasks accurately and safely on electronic or paper health records. Students will learn how to manage patient transitions such as admissions, transfers and discharges and be able to describe the organizational structure of the hospital and its departments. Students will also examine the role of their actions on patient safety and the principles of confidentiality when working in the health care environment.
Course code: HLUC 1025
Length: 60.0 hours
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.