Medical Assistant (509)

509-101

Introduces medical assistant students to office management, business administration, and the electronic medical record (EMR) in the medical office. Students learn to schedule appointments, perform filing, record keeping, telephone and reception duties, communicate effectively with patients and other medical office staff, and keep an inventory of supplies.a.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Admin Specialist, Medical Adminstrative Coder, Medical Assistant Programs.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (Background Check, P or Background Check, N)
Co-requisites: 501-101 and 501-107 and (801-136 or 801-195) and 509-102 and 509-109 and 509-303 and 509-304

509-102

Students learn to recognize human body structure and function in health and disease states. Students explore the causes, signs, and symptoms of diseases of the major body systems as well as the diagnostic procedures, usual treatment, prognosis, and prevention of diseases commonly diagnosed and treated in the medical office setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Admin Specialist, Medical Adminstrative Coder, Medical Assistant Programs.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (Background Check, P or Background Check, N)
Co-requisites: 501-101 and 509-109 and 509-303 and 509-304 and 509-109 and 501-107 and (801-136 or 801-195)

509-107

Introduces Medical Assistant students to health insurance and finance in the medical office. Students perform bookkeeping procedures, apply managed care guidelines, and complete insurance claim forms. Students use medical coding and managed care terminology to perform insurance-related duties.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: 501-101 and 501-107 and 509-101 and 509-102 and 801-136 and 509-303 and 509-304

509-109

Prepares students to display professionalism and perform within ethical and legal boundaries in the health care setting. Students maintain confidentiality, examine legal aspects of the medical record, perform quality improvement procedures, examine legal and bioethical issues, and demonstrate awareness of diversity.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Admin Specialist, Medical Adminstrative Coder, Medical Assistant Programs.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: 501-101 and 501-107 and 509-101 and 509-102 and 509-303 and 509-304 and (801-136 or 801-195)

509-111

Introduces students to medication classification, basic pharmacology principles, and supplements. Students apply basic pharmacodynamics to identify common medications and calculate dosages in preparation for medication administration.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: 501-101 and 501-107 and 509-301 and 509-302 and 509-303 and 509-304 and (801-136 or 801-195)

509-301 Medical Assistant Admin Procedures

Introduces medical assistant students to office management, business administration, and the electronic medical record (EMR) in the medical office. Students learn to schedule appointments, perform filing, record keeping, telephone and reception duties, communicate effectively with patients and other medical office staff, and keep an inventory of supplies.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (501-107) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (509-304) and (501-101) and (801-195)

509-302 Human Body in Health & Disease

Students learn to recognize human body structure and function in health and disease states. Students explore the causes, signs, and symptoms of diseases of the major body systems as well as the diagnostic procedures, usual treatment, prognosis, and prevention of diseases commonly diagnosed and treated in the medical office setting.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 3
Co-requisites: (501-101) and (509-301) and (509-303) and (509-304) and (801-195) and (501-107)

509-303 Medical Asst Lab Procedures 1

Introduces medical assistant students to laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in a medical office setting. Students perform CLIA waived routine laboratory procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory care setting. Students follow laboratory safety requirements and federal regulations while performing specimen collection and processing, microbiology and urinalysis testing.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Admin Specialist, Medical Adminstrative Coder, Medical Assistant Programs.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (501-101) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-304) and (801-195)

509-304 Medical Asst Clin Procedures 1

Introduces medical assistant students to the clinical procedures performed in the medical office setting. Students perform basic examining room skills including screening, vital signs, patient history, minor surgery and patient preparation for routine and specialty exams in the ambulatory care setting. Learner explores communication principles and psychology theories related to patient care.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Admin Specialist, Medical Adminstrative Coder, Medical Assistant Programs.
Credits: 4
Co-requisites: (501-101) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (801-195)

509-305 Medical Asst Lab Procedures 2

Prepares students to perform phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived hematology, chemistry, immunology and laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in the ambulatory care setting.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (501-101) and (801-195) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (509-304)
Co-requisites: (509-306) and (509-307) and (509-308) and (509-309) and (509-310)

509-306 Medical Asst Clin Procedures 2

Prepares medical assistant students to perform patient care skills in the medical office setting. Students perform clinical procedures including administering medications, performing an electrocardiogram, assisting with respiratory testing, coaching patients, and assisting with emergency situations in an ambulatory care setting. Students learn preventive care and principles of nutrition.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (501-101) and (801-195) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (509-304)
Co-requisites: (509-305) and (509-307) and (509-308) and (509-309) and (509-310)

509-307 Med Office Insurance and Finance

Introduces Medical Assistant students to health insurance and finance in the medical office. Students perform bookkeeping procedures, apply managed care guidelines, and complete insurance claim forms. Students use medical coding and managed care terminology to perform insurance-related duties.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (501-101) and (801-195) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (509-304)
Co-requisites: (509-305) and (509-306) and (509-308) and (509-309) and (509-310)

509-308 Pharm for Allied Health

ntroduces students to medication classification, basic pharmacology principles, and supplements. Students apply basic pharmacodynamics to identify common medications and calculate dosages in preparation for medication administration.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (501-101) and (801-195) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (509-304)
Co-requisites: (509-305) and (509-306) and (509-307) and (509-309) and (509-310)

509-309 Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism

Prepares students to display professionalism and perform within ethical and legal boundaries in the health care setting. Students maintain confidentiality, examine legal aspects of the medical record, perform quality improvement procedures, examine legal and bioethical issues, and demonstrate awareness of diversity.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (501-101) and (801-195) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (509-304)
Co-requisites: (509-305) and (509-306) and (509-307) and (509-308) and (509-310)

509-310 Medical Assistant Practicum

Requires medical assistant students to integrate and apply knowledge and skills from all previous medical assistant courses in actual ambulatory health care settings. Learners perform medical assistant administrative, clinical, and laboratory duties under the supervision of trained mentors to effectively transition to the role of a medical assistant. This is a supervised, unpaid, clinical experience.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Medical Assistant Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (501-101) and (801-195) and (501-107) and (509-301) and (509-302) and (509-303) and (509-304)
Co-requisites: (509-305) and (509-306) and (509-307) and (509-308) and (509-309)