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.
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.
MDAS 1125 This course introduces the medical assistant student to the clinical lab setting found in a physician's office. It includes safety and emergency practices, professionalism, basic math, weights, measurement, quality control and quality assurance. It also covers skill development in the performance of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precaution. The student will be trained to perform evacuated tube, syringe, and butterfly needle venipuncture and dermal puncture. Performance will be on adults only; infant and child methods will be simulated.Emphasis will be placed on infection control, patient identification, proper labeling, and quality assurance. Students will be expected to participate as both a phlebotomist and a patient.Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Medical Assistant Program, concurrent with MDAS1132.
MDAS 1132 This course covers Medical Assisting duties that are the fundamentals required for medical asepsis, physical examination, federal regulations, patient assessment including vital signs and documentation and communication 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. Corequisite: Concurrently with MDAS1125 Laboratory Procedures I
MDAS 1150 This course is designed to give Medical Assistant students the skills necessary to document in medical records appropriately. Emphasis will be on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, capturing patient intake, and an electronic health record program. Other topics included in this course will be confidentiality, general computer skills, medical documents, and paper charts.
Disease Condition and Medical Treatment, Incl. Nutrition
MDAS - 1211: Disease Condition and Medical Treatment, Incl. Nutrition
MDAS 1211 This course presents basic information about common disease conditions affecting various body systems. The causes, symptoms, and current diagnostic and treatment options will be presented. Basic nutritional concepts and practical applications are also included. Pre-requisite: HEAL 1101
MDAS 1223 This course builds on the basic skills learned in Laboratory Skills I and covers the basic laboratory testing done in many clinic labs. The student will participate in waived and moderately complex testing in the areas of chemistry, immunology, microbiology, hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis. The course will also cover electrocardiography as practiced in the clinic.The end of the course will simulate the operation of a clinic laboratory from specimen collection to result reporting of testing.
MDAS 1232 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. Students are required to participate in a service learning project. Corequisite: MDAS 1702 Pharmacology.
MDAS 1271 This course will introduce the student to the administrative duties performed by a Medical Assistant. Emphasis will be on front office duties such as; telecommunications, appointment scheduling, medical records,insurance,bookkeeping,written communications,and medical coding. Other topics included in the course will be office and human resource management as they apply to the Medical Assistant.
Prerequisite: MDAS 1150 Medical Documentation
MDAS - 1702: Pharmacology and Math for Medical Assistants
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. Corequisite: Concurrent with MDAS 1232 Clinical Procedures II. .
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 six weeks, five days a week, eight hours per
day, or the equivalent, for a total of 240 unpaid 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.
Prerequisites: Completion of all required MDAS courses. Recommendation to practicum.
MDAS 2990 This course is designed for students to reflect on and integrate the medical assisting concepts from the Medical Assistant core courses. This course provides opportunity for assessment of critical thinking skills, communication skills, and teamwork skills helping the student transition from the classroom to the clinic.The course devotes a significant amount of time reviewing all areas of the certification exam reinforcing the knowledge and skills required in preparing for the CMA (AAMA) national certification exam.
Prerequisites: Recommendation to Practicum