HIS-160 Professional Ethics
Contact Hours: Lec 3 Lab 0 Practicum 0
This course presets a summary of the basic functions of the immune system, and basic principles of microbiology. The student is exposed to the regulatory agencies involved in infection control and will learn the federally mandated requirements that must be contained in a written infection control plan. A second section of the course presents the issues surrounding the HIPAA and the principles for compliance within a clinic environment. A final section addresses the ethical and legislative issues impacting the profession of hearing health care. Here, the student will acquire knowledge regarding the Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) scope of practice, especially as it relates to those of the Audiologist, and Physician. Legal concepts of controlled acts and protected titles. This includes careful study of the statutes and rules of various states, the relevant Federal Guidelines, and aspects of practice that lead to compliance with those fundamentals.