MED – Medical Assisting

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

MED-110 Orientation to Med Assist (1 0 0 1)

This course covers the history of medicine and the role of the medical assistant in the health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication, attitude, behaviors, and duties in the medical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to project a positive attitude and promote the profession of medical assisting. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-118 Medical Law and Ethics (2 0 0 2)

This course covers legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues. Emphasis is placed on legal terms, professional attitudes, and the principles and basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the legal and ethical responsibilities of a multi-skilled health professional. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-121 Medical Terminology I (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-122 Medical Terminology II (3 0 0 3)

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders. State prerequisite: Take MED 121. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-130 Admin Office Proc I (1 2 0 2)

This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment processing, written and oral communications, medical records, patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic administrative skills within the medical environment. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-131 Admin Office Proc II (1 2 0 2)

This course provides medical office procedures in both economic and management skills. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-140 Exam Room Procedures I (3 4 0 5)

This course provides instruction in clinical examining room procedures. Topics include asepsis, infection control, assisting with exams and treatment, patient education, preparation and administration of medications, EKG, vital signs, and medical emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in exam room procedures. (SU). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-150 Laboratory Procedures I (3 4 0 5)

This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques used by the medical assistant. Topics include lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-183 Electronic Med Records I (3 2 3 5)

This course introduces students to the design and creation of Electronic Methods Records using a variety of EMR models. Topics include historial background of electronic medical records, legal/ethical principles inherent to healthcare information, patient flow, scheduling, call processing and tasking using the EMR. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the history of EMR, identify emerging issues, apply ethical principles, and use basic modules of an EMR. State corequisites: Take one: CIS-110, CIS-111 or OST-131. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-232 Medical Insurance Coding (1 3 0 2)

This course is designed to develop coding skills. Emphasis is placed on advanced diagnostic and procedural coding in the outpatient facility. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in coding for reimbursement. (SU). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-240 Exam Room Procedures II (3 4 0 5)

This course is designed to expand and build upon skills presented in MED 140. Emphasis is placed on advanced exam room procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate enhanced competence in selected exam room procedures. State prerequisite: Take MED 140. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-260 MED Clinical Practicum (0 0 15 5)

This course provides the opportunity to apply clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills in a medical facility. Emphasis is placed on enhancing competence in clinical and administrative skills necessary for comprehensive patient care and strengthening professional communications and interactions. Upon completion, students should be able to function as an entry-level health care professional. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-262 Clinical Perspectives (1 0 0 1)

This course is designed to explore personal and occupational responsibilities of the practicing medical assistant. Emphasis is placed on problems encountered during externships and development of problem-solving skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate courteous and diplomatic behavior when solving problems in the medical facility. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-264 Med Assisting Overview (2 0 0 2)

This course provides an overview of the complete medical assisting curriculum. Emphasis is placed on all facets of medical assisting pertinent to administrative, laboratory, and clinical procedures performed in the medical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas covered on the national certification examination for medical assistants. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-270 Symptomatology (2 2 0 3)

This course covers the study of disease symptoms and the appropriate actions taken by medical assistants in a medical facility in relation to these symptoms. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills and appropriate triage, preparing patients for procedures, and screening test results. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize how certain symptoms relate to specific diseases, recognize emergency situations, and take appropriate actions. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-272 Drug Therapy (3 0 0 3)

This course focuses on major drug groups, including their side effects, interactions, methods of administration, and proper documentation. Emphasis is placed on the theory of drug administration. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, spell, recognize side effects of, and document the most commonly used medications in a physician’s office. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.

MED-276 Patient Education (1 2 0 2)

This course is designed to provide communication skills, basic education principles, and knowledge of available community resources and to apply this knowledge to the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on identifying appropriate community resources, developing patient education materials, and perfecting written and oral communication skills. Upon completion, students should be able to instruct, communicate effectively, and act as a liaison between the patient and community agencies. (SU). National ID (CIP) 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant.