Introduces students to medication classification and basic pharmacology principles. Students apply basic pharmacodynamics to identify common medications and calculate dosages in preparation for medication administration. PREREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology and 31509302 Human Body in Health and Disease and COREQUISITE: 31509306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2.
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. PREREQUISITE: Declared Medical Assistant program (315091) or Patient Services Specialist plan (305092) and COREQUISITE: 10501108 Healthcare Computing.
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. COREQUISITE: 10501101 Medical Terminology.
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. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Medical Assistant program and COREQUISITE: 10501107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare, 10501101 Medical Terminology, 31509302 Human Body in Health and Disease, 31509301 Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures, and 31509304 Medical Assistant Clinical 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. PREREQUISITE: Admission into the Medical Assistant program and COREQUISITES: 31509302 Human Body in Health and Disease ,10501101 Medical Terminology, and 31509303 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1.
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, educating patients/community, assisting with emergency preparedness in an ambulatory care setting. PREREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology, 31509302 Human Body in Health & Disease, 31509303 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1, and 31509304 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1 and COREQUISITES: 31509305 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 2, 31509307 Medical Office Insurance and Finance, and 31501308 Pharmacology for Allied Health.
Prepares students to perform phlebotomy and CLIA waived hematology, chemistry, immunology and laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in the ambulatory care setting. PREREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology, 31509302 Human Body in Health & Disease, 31509303 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1, and 31509304 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1 and COREQUISITE: 31509306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2.
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. COREQUISITE: 10501107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare, PREREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology, and 31509302 Human Body in Health and Disease.
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.
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. AAMA required Practicum - 160 minimum hours (AAMA minimum) up to 216 hours. PREREQUISITES: Current Health Care Provider CPR and first aid, successful completion or standing in all other program courses, approval of program faculty, compliance with Wisconsin Caregiver Law, and program Health Requirements are met.
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined. Computer skills proficiency developed as a part of this course.
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
Total: 33 Credits
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