Course Information

 

for Medical Assisting Department


Prof Comm & Behav - Med Asst (COM 112)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: COM 112 - Professional Communication & Behavior for the Medical Assistant Professional - focuses on basic interpersonal and communication skills needed by the medical assistant in the medical office or clinic setting CREDITS: 3 Lecture; 0 Lab; 3 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: NONE CO-REQUISITES: NONE

Pharmacology - Med Asst Prof (MA 100)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 100 - Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant Professional - incorporates the concepts and application of principles for pharmacology necessary for safe practice for medical assistants. The focus of this course is on classifications of drugs, dosage calculation, and medication administration skills. CREDITS: 2 Lecture; 1 Lab; 3 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: NONE CO-REQUISITES: NONE

Legal & Ethical Issues - Medical Asst (MA 102)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 102 - Legal and Ethical Issues for Medical Assisting Professionals - introduces the concepts of medical law and ethics for medical assisting professionals. This course covers legal and ethical relationships of physicians, patients, and medical assistants, along with contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice acts, informed consent and bio-ethical issues in ambulatory care settings. CREDITS: 2 Lecture; 0 Lab; 2 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: NONE CO-REQUISITES: NONE

Clinical - Medical Asst (MA 104)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 104 - Foundations for Clinical for the Medical Assistant Professional - provides the student with the fundamental competencies, skills, and techniques for professional medical assisting. Patient care, assessment, education, nutrition, health promotion as well as scientific rationale provide the basis for this course. A skills laboratory practicum reinforces the application of theory to practice settings. CREDITS: 3 Lecture; 1 Lab; 4 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: NONE CO-REQUISITES: NONE

Diagnostic Procedures - Medical Asst (MA 200)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 209 - introduces the concepts and techniques necessary for the medical assistant to participate in collecting, completing, and analyzing laboratory diagnostic procedures routinely performed in medical offices and clinics. Students will demonstrate course competencies in the laboratory component of this course. CREDITS: 3 Lecture; 1 Lab; 4 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: None CO-REQUISITES: None

Admin Procedures - Medical Asst (MA 202)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 202 - Administrative Procedures for Medical Assisting Professionals - will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform administrative procedures in a medical office and/or ambulatory care setting. The course focuses on procedures related to patient accounts, banking, supervision, human resource management, marketing, and customer service. CREDITS: 3 Lecture; 0 Lab; 3 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: TECH 101 CO-REQUISITES: None

Front Office Proc - Medical Asst (MA 203)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 203 - Administrative Procedures for Medical Assisting Professionals - introduces the concepts of administrative procedures necessary for the medical assistant to effectively manage the administrative functions within a physician’s office and ambulatory care setting. CREDITS: 3 Lecture; 0 Lab; 3 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: TECH 101 CO-REQUISITES: TECH 101

Medical Coding & Reimbursement (MA 205)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 205 - Medical Coding and Reimbursement for Medical Assisting Professionals - integrates foundational coding concepts with disease classification and medical office coding procedures along with billing and third party reimbursement. Students will gain knowledge and training in the most current procedural coding system, diagnostic coding classification system, and HCPCS level II coding system. Students will learn procedures of billing and reimbursement as they relate to the financial life-line of a healthcare facility. CREDITS: 3 Lecture; 0 Lab; 3 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: NONE CO-REQUISITES: NONE

Safety & Emer Proc - Med Asst (MA 207)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 207 - Safety & Emergency Procedures for the Medical Assistant Professional - incorporates the concepts and application of principles for safety and emergency procedures including infection control. This course includes simulations and laboratory sessions to identify and institute appropriate responses to various safety and emergency incidents. Students must obtain Basic Life Support Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children, and infants prior to the conclusion of the course. CREDITS: 2 Lecture; 1 Lab; 3 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: MA 104 CO-REQUISITES: MA 104

Carrer Dev Capstone - Medical Asst (MA 209)

Credits:5

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MA 209 - Career Development Capstone for Medical Assisting Professionals - is the final course in the medical assisting program. Students will complete clinical hours in a medical office or ambulatory setting. Students will experience hands-on application of administrative, clinical, and professional procedures to meet the competencies and outcomes of the medical assisting program. Students will also cultivate career development skills to promote success in the workplace. CREDITS: .5 Lecture; 4.5 Clinical; 5 semester credits PRE-REQUISITES: MA 104 CO-REQUISITES: MA 104 PRE-REQUISITES: All MA courses must be completed.

Quantitative Reasoning (MAT 102)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MAT 102 - Quantitative Reasoning - will develop your ability to interpret and reason with mathematical information, models, and methods. Quantitative literacy is essential to understanding issues in your professional and personal lives. Topics may include logic and problem solving, quantitative information in everyday life, statistics, and modeling. This course does not satisfy the prerequisite of any other math course. CREDITS: 3 lecture; 0 lab - 3 semester credits PER-REQUISITE: NONE CO-REQUISITE: NONE