|Graduate Course Details|
|Title||Assessment of Psychosocial Pathology|
This course focuses on the methods and criteria used in making differential decisions about psychiatric diagnoses, and introduces students to the application of the most commonly used diagnostic system, the DSM-IV-TR. This includes a critical analysis of its strengths and weaknesses. Prerequisite: SWK 705 or SWK 797 or permission of MSW Program Coordinator.
This nationally recognized program combines the Administrative Medical Specialist program with training in medical billing and coding and medical terminology to give you a competitive edge in the healthcare field. Through this program, you will gain the skills you need to become an Administrative Medical Specialist (AMS), a medical receptionist, a scheduler, an insurance specialist, or a diagnostic or procedural coder.
From scheduling appointments to managing medical records to filing insurance claims, you will master skills that will make you an asset in a wide variety of healthcare settings. You will also gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-9-CM and the CPT. In the Medical Terminology portion, you will learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions.
Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to begin your career in an entry-level position, or take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA).