MED124 Medical Assisting, Basic Procedures
Surveys the requirements and qualities for success as a medical assistant. Covers medical assisting techniques, methods, and procedures for assisting the physician with numerous examinations, medical and surgical aseptic procedures, obtaining vital signs, care of equipment and supplies, and quality assurance. Integrates legal and ethical implications in a medical care setting. Prerequisite: Admission into the Medical Assisting program. Corequisite: MED125, MED130, and MED131.
MED125 Medical Assisting, Advanced Procedures
Surveys advanced clinical/laboratory knowledge and skills required of the medical office assistant. Emphasizes electrocardiography, hematology, urinalysis, microbiology, respiratory testing, clinical pharmacology, as well as, administration of medications, phlebotomy, and assisting the physician with procedures. Covers diet modification, radiology, principles of heat and cold application, and common emergencies. Prerequisite: Admission into the Medical Assisting program. Corequisite: MED124, MED130, and MED131.
MED130 Medical Assisting Practicum
Prepares students to begin their practical experience in a health care setting. Includes medical office assisting methods, procedures and techniques, effective communication, and clinical- and work-practice skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the Medical Assisting program. Corequisite: MED124, MED125, and MED131.
MED131 Medical Assisting Seminar
Studies the relationship of practice in a healthcare setting with theoretical course content, as well as its application to career and personal goals. Prepares students to take the NCCT certification examination. Prerequisite: Admission into the Medical Assisting program. Corequisite: MED124, MED125, and MED130.
MED132 Medical Assisting Clinical Practice
Introduces students to clinical practice experience with patients in a work setting. Includes clinical procedures, infection control, specimen collection and testing, medication administration, communication, and work-practice skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the Medical Assisting program; and MED124, MED125, MED130, and MED131. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.)