|Medical Assistant - A.A.S. Degree||60 cr.||Rosemount|
|Medical Assistant - Diploma||42 cr.||Rosemount|
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, or CAAHEP, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board, this program trains students to be professional medical assistants dedicated to patient care management. Graduates are equipped to assist physicians with examinations and treatments, take medical histories, perform diagnostic tests, expose X-ray films, sterilize instruments and supplies, assist with minor surgery and administer medications. The program goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive(knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
- Students admitted to the program must meet the standard of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988, which states that no one can practice in a laboratory without a high school diploma or GED.
- Students must begin the Hepatitis B vaccination series or sign a declination statement before beginning invasive procedures in the first semester. Proof of immunization is required prior to the externship course.
- Students must score 66 or above on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER test to register for MDAS courses. Any student scoring below 66 should take a reading intensive course such as DescriptionENGL 0123 Medical Reading and Study Skills Medical Reading and Study Skills to help raise his or her score.
ENGL 0123 This course is designed to help students who are in or planning to enter health care programs strengthen basic Reading Comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students will work on developing efficient study skills. Learning experiences will include use of excerpts from health care textbooks to practice skills. Prerequisites: None
Effective Dates: 03/28/1999 - 12/31/9999
Course Outline: ENGL0123
- Students scoring below 38 on the Arithmetic Skills portion of the ACCUPLACER will be required to take DescriptionMATS 0200 Basic Mathematics Basic Math or Independent Math.
MATS 0200 This course is designed to develop and increase the student's ability to perform basic math operations and to solve mathematical problems relevant to technical education. Topics covered include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and problem solving. All instruction is individualized. A student may enroll in this course for more than one term. Prerequisites: None
Effective Dates: 03/20/1998 - 12/31/9999
Course Outline: MATS0200
Graduates assist primary care physicians and specialists in clinics ranging in size from single-doctor to large, multi-specialty. Opportunities are also present in a variety of other health care areas.
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