Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant - Diploma

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
HEAL 1101 Anatomy and Physiology
Description
HEAL 1101 This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Focus will be on the study of each individual organ system and the interaction of each system with the rest of the body.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/03/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1101

4
HEAL 1502 Medical Terminology
Description
HEAL 1502 This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 01/07/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1502

2
MDAS 1125 Laboratory Skills I
Description
MDAS 1125 This course starts with an introduction to the clinical lab setting, safety and emergency practices, basic math, weights, measurement, quality control and quality assurance. It continues with waived and moderate complexity testing techniques in chemistry, immunology, and microbiology. The students will also learn to maintain the instruments and records for instruments used in this testing and create patient test reports. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Medical Assistant Program

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1125

4
MDAS 1131 Clinical Procedures I
Description
MDAS 1131 This course covers Medical Assisting duties that are the fundamentals required for medical asepsis, physical examination, federal regulations, emergencies, patient assessment including vital signs and documentation skills. Professionalism and study of law and ethics are taught at the beginning of the course. Assisting with physical exam, minor surgery procedures and sterile technique are presented at end of course.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1131

3
MDAS 1140 Phlebotomy
Description
MDAS 1140 This course will cover the process of collection of patient blood specimens and processing them for testing. Four different methods of collection will be learned and practiced. Students will be expected to participate both as a phlebotomist and as a patient. Difficult draw, adverse reaction and pediatric situations will also be discussed and simulated. The specimens collected will be handled and processed according to laboratory standards for accurate testing. Prerequisite: Concurrently enrolled in Medical Terminology and Anatomy

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/20/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1140

1
MDAS 1211 Disease/Medical Treatment, Incl. Nutrition
Description
MDAS 1211 This course presents basic information about common disease conditions affecting various body systems. The causes, symptoms, and current diagnostic and treatment procedures will be presented. Basic nutritional concepts and practical applications are also included.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/31/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1211

4
MDAS 1223 Laboratory Skills II
Description
MDAS 1223 This course builds on Laboratory Skills I using all the skills learned in that course and adding complete urinalysis and more advanced hematology. A large part of this course will focus on microscopic analysis of urine and blood. The end of the course will simulate the operation of a POL from specimen collection to result reporting of all testing learned in Laboratory Skills I and II. Prerequisite: MDAS1122

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/29/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1223

4
MDAS 1231 Clinical Procedures II
Description
MDAS 1231 This course covers the expanded practice of Medical Assisting duties that are the fundamentals required for assisting with medical specialty exams and procedures, specimen collection, rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities. Medical specialties include cardiovascular, ENT, eye, gerontology, GI, male reproductive, neurology, ob/gyn, orthopedics, pediatrics, respiratory, and urinary procedures.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1231

3
MDAS 1250 Fundamentals of Radiographic Imaging
Description
MDAS 1250 This course is designed to: 1. Prepare students for the MN State Examination for X-ray Operators. 2. Give students an overview of radiology technology and the importance it plays in the medical field. 3. Provide students with the necessary information to understand the following: Medical terminology as related to the specialty of radiology, the design and proper use of x-ray equipment, the principles of radiation safety with protection to both the operator and the patient, the importance of good, safe working habits. 4. Acquaint the students with commom radiographic procedures. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 10/07/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1250

2
MDAS 1271 Administrative Procedures
Description
MDAS 1271 This course is an overview of administrative duties that are preformed by a medical assistant. Emphasis will be on clerical functions, bookkeeping procedures, insurance claims, professional communications, legal concepts, patient instruction, operational functions, written and electronic medical records. Other topics included in this course will be office and human resource manager responsibilities. Prerequisites: OFFC 1130 MSWord I and HEAL 1502 Medical Terminology

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1271

3
MDAS 1702 Pharmacology and Math for Medical Assistants
Description
MDAS 1702 The objective of this course is to introduce the study of medications and their uses in the ambulatory care setting. Basic mathematics in relation to calculation of dosages will be taught. Medical Assistant students will learn the techniques needed for administration of medication.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS1702

4
MDAS 2970 Practicum
Description
MDAS 2970 This course is designed to provide on-the-job experience for the medical assistant student. The student will be assigned to work in a physician's office/clinic for a total of eight weeks, five days a week, eight hours per day, or the equivalent for a total of 276 hours. The student will work under the supervision of medical office personnel doing tasks pertinent to the student's program. Offered: Spring Semester for January Cohort or Summer Semester for August Cohort Credits: 6 Prerequisites: all Diploma requirements must be met; student must be recommended by Instructors

Credits: 6

Effective Dates: 02/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MDAS2970

6
Total Core Credits: 40

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
OFFC 1130 MS Word I
Description
OFFC 1130 This course covers the basics of Microsoft Word for Windows software using IBM-networked computers. The student will learn to create, edit, save, delete, and print text. The spell checker, thesaurus, and grammar checker will be introduced. Prerequisites: OFFC1000 or equivalent

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/03/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: OFFC1130

2
Total General Education Credits: 2
Total Program Credits: 42