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Medical Assistant Course Objective:

Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students to work as Medical Assistants. The student will be able to work at a Doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital. The student will be able to assist the Doctor in office medical procedures, schedule patient appointments and bill patients. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist a Doctor; students learn to perform duties under the direction of a doctor in all areas of EKG. The student will learn how to function on an administrator capacity in the Doctor’s office. The student will learn office skills like billing, basic accounting, filing, computer and insurance forms.

Medical Assistant Course Description:

This program is designed to prepare students to work as Medical Assistants. The student will be able to work at a Doctor’s Office, Clinic or Hospital. The student will be able to assist the Doctor in office medical procedures, schedule patient appointment and bill patients. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist a doctor; students learn to perform duties under the direction of a doctor in all area of the private office medical practice. Students learn clinical skills, ranging from vital signs, passing medication, perform phlebotomy and EKG. The student will learn how to function on an administrator capacity in the Doctor’s office. The student will learn office skills like billing, basic accounting, filing, computer and Insurance forms.

Program Breakdown of Medical AssistantCredit Hours
College Algebra4.0
English Composition4.0
General Psychology4.0
Computer Literacy1.0
Effective Communication3.0
Human Biology I4.0
Human Biology II4.0
Healthcare Worker Basic3.0
Medical Terminology3.0
Medical Assistant Office Skills7.0
Medical Assistant Phlebotomy7.0
Medical Assistant EKG Technology4.0
Pharmacology3.0
Medical Assistant I7.0
Medical Assistant II7.0
Pharmacology II4.0
Medical Assistant Lab/Clinical I4.0
Medical Assistant Lab/Clinical II4.0
Medical Assistant Lab/Clinical III3.0
Pharmacology Clinical Lab3.0
Basic X-Ray Theory7.0
Basic X-Ray Clinical/Lab1.0
TOTAL CREDIT91.0

Description: Medical Assistant Courses 

MAT101College Algebra:This course consists of studying Math concepts including linear and quadratic equations, inequalities and systems; polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions in the natural and social sciences with emphasis on their numerical, graphical, and algebraic properties and their applications. Conversions, fractions and theorems will be emphasized. (4 credit hours/40 clock hours). 

ENG101 English Composition: This course will teach the student, the writing process, editing skills, problems with verb usage, verb agreement and consistency, paragraph creation, sentence creation, writing an essay, compound sentences, common sentences error, spelling errors, modifiers, mistakes with modifiers, and run on sentences. (4credit hours/40 clock hours). 

PSY101 General Psychology: This well teach the science of psychology, the biological perception, learning, memory, cognitive psychology, thinking, intelligence and language, motives and emotions, sexuality and gender, stress and health, social psychology, theories of personality, psychological disorders, and psychological therapies. (4credit hours/40 clock hours). 

COM101 Computer Literacy: This course will teach the student how to create and save a new document, navigate in word for windows, add a graphic to a document, how to use the spell check, use the Microsoft help system, format and organize text, change paragraph and text layout, create and modify list, insert and format headers, how to use graphic and tables, setting tab stops, how to modify text and boxes and shapes, how to create and format a table, cut and paste text and pictures, insert hyperlinks, creating mailing labels, create a merge mail list and create and insert columns. (1 credit hours/10 clock hours). 

ENG102 Effective Communication: The student will learn the following in this course, introduction to communication, communication confidence, ethical communication, listing and critical thinking skills, choosing topics, analyzing your audience, integrating supporting material, organizing ideas, outlining a presentation, using appropriate language, delivery a presentation, undersign persuasive principles, using arguments and using communication in the 21st century, speech outlines. (3 credit hours/30 clock hours). 

HWTWK01. Healthcare Worker Basics: Knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations, oral and written communications skills, professional ethics and legal responsibilities, understanding the concept of applying wellness and diseases concepts, emergency situations response, infection control, employability skills, resume writing, blood borne disease, four hour of HIV/AIDS training, basic math skills, critical thinking skills and leadership skills within the health team. (3 credit hours/30 clock hours). 

MED101 MA Medical Terminology: Students will learn to identify medical terminology, build words, and spell and pronounce them correctly, learn the appropriate terms from word parts and their meaning, spell and use medical abbreviations, recognize and identify terminology of hospital and clinic forms, learn how to use basic medical terminology. (3 credit hours/30 clock hours). 

MED102 Medical Assistant Office Skills (40 Hours Lab): Students will learn appropriate methods of preparing, organizing and maintaining medical records, selecting appropriate procedures and diagnostic codes, processing insurance date and claims, developing and maintaining billing and collections system, making documents using Medical Office Software, performing various financial procedures, billing and collection procedures, and payroll procedures.(7 credit hours/90 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLT10 

MED103 Medical Assistant Phlebotomy (40 Hours Lab): Students will learn the relation of phlebotomy to the healthcare setting, the anatomic structure and function of body systems in relation to services performed by a phlebotomist, identify collection reagents supplies, equipment and interfering chemical substances, knowledge of skills to perform phlebotomy, infection control following universal precautions, the process of collecting specimens, quality assurance in phlebotomy, using the correct equipment for blood drawing, performing the correct procedures to collect a blood sample and making a blood smear. (7 credit hours/90 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLT101. 

MED104 Medical Assistant EKG Technology (40 Hours Lab): This course will teach the student to identify the cardiovascular system, legal and ethical responsibilities of an EKG aide, maintain a safe environment, maintain the EKG equipment, three types of lead systems, proper lead placement, perform a 12 lead EKG, perform a rhythm strip, calculate the QRS complex and PR interval, trace and mount an EKG strip, recognize a cardiac emergency as seen on the EKG, verify the requisition order, prepare patient for EKG testing and use precautions required to perform an EKG. (4 credit hours/60 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLT101 

HMB101Human Biology I: Topics include the relationships of body systems, the structure and function of the various body systems, diseases that affect the body systems. This course will teach: the respiratory system, cardio-vascular system, muscular-skeletal systems, nervous system, skin, and sensory systems. Teaching the client how the body functions. Understanding the human development process and the different stages of human growth. (4credit hours/40 clock hours). 

HMB102. Human Biology II: Topics include the relationships of body systems in providing client care, the structure and function of the various body systems, and diseases that affect this body system. This course will teach the following systems: reproductive system, urinary systems, digestive systems, and endocrine system. Teaching the client how the body functions. Understanding the human development process and the different stages of human growth. (4credit hours/40 clock hours). Prerequisite – HMB101 – Human Biology I. 

PHT101 Pharmacology I: The student will learn the accurate dosing, the six rights of medication administration observe and respond to the clients need for medication and monitor and document use of controlled substances. (3 credit hours/30 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLTWK01. Healthcare Work Basics, ANAP10 Anatomy & Physiology I, ANAP11 Anatomy & Physiology II 

MED106 Medical Assistant II (40 Hours Lab): The student will learn to operate emergency equipment, perform occult blood test, prepare specimens for outside lab tests, test urine, instruct patients in how to obtain specimen of fecal, urine, and sputum test, perform urinalysis, do blood type for ABO and Rh, perform hematocrit, do hemoglobin tests, perform serum cholesterol test, perform glucose testing, perform urine pregnancy slide agglutination test, assist the physicians with physical examination, measure and record vital signs, recognize abnormal and danger signs of vital signs, learn how to apply and use medical instrumentation modalities, record patient data, apply all types of roller bandages, perform visual and auditory screening and perform minor treatments as directed by the physician. (7 credit hours/90 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLTWK01. Healthcare Work Basics, MAAS08 Medical Assistant I, MAC11L Medical Assistant Lab/ClinicalI 

PHT102 Pharmacology II: The student will learn how to administer various type of medication such as topical medication, inhalants, oral medications, sublingual medication, rectal medication, vaginal medication, eye medications, ear drops, nose drops, intramuscular injection (including Z-tract), intra-dermal injection and subcutaneous injection. (4 credit hours/50 clock hours). Prerequisite – PHAM01 Pharmacology I, HLTWK01 Healthcare Worker Basics, ANAP10 Anatomy & Physiology I, ANAP11 Anatomy & Physiology II 

MED201 Medical Assistant Lab/Clinical I: The student will practice in the lab setting all the skills learned in MAAS08 – Medical Assistant I. (4 credit hours/120 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLTWK01. Healthcare Worker Basics 

MED202 Medical Assistant Lab/Clinical II: The student will practice in the lab setting all the skills learned in MAAS08 – Medical Assistant I, and practice in a laboratory setting all EKG and Phlebotomy Skills. The student will be required to do an externship rotation. The institution will assign the designated clinical site and hours.(4 credit hours/120 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLTWK01 Healthcare Worker Basics 

MED203 Medical Assistant Lab/Clinical III: The student will practice all advance skills learned in MAAS09 – Medical Assisting II, in the laboratory setting and in clinical externship. (3 credit hours/120 clock hours). Prerequisite – HLTWK01 Healthcare Worker Basics, MAAS08 Medical Assistant I, MACL11 Medical Assistant Lab/Clinical I 

XRY202. Basic X-ray. Clinical/Lab: This course will teach the student how to position patients for basic x-ray, how to process x-ray film and maintain film files, evaluate x-ray film quality, x-ray principles and safety practices, instruct patients in x-ray preparation, provide appropriateprotection for patients and staff in the presence of ionizing radiation and maintain a safe working environment in radiological work areas. (1 credit hours/30 clock hours). Prerequisite – this course is to be taken with MABX15.
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