MAST1060 Documentation for Health Care Professionals

This course is designed to give students an overview of charting, guidelines, and tips on improving documentation skills for Health Care Professionals. Students will study basic grammar, sentence structure, and writing skills for documentation as well as professional and regulatory requirements, and confidentiality.




Qualifying score on keyboarding assessment test OR CPLT1000 and ENGL2121

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify legal aspects of documentation
Identify professional and regulatory requirements
Practice methods of documentation
Identify items that must be documented
Define SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) notes
Demonstrate techniques of condensing information

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details