Explores medical terminology by combining word roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Emphasizes definitions, pronunciation, spelling, and usage in a variety of health care professions. Prerequisite: None.
Builds on foundations of combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes learned in MED 103 with a more advanced study of basic human anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite: MED 103 with a "C" of better.
Provides knowledge and skill development for upholding clinical procedural safety standards. Develops standard precaution skills to assure minimal exposure for the patient and healthcare worker. Prerequisite: Interview with medical assisting faculty mentor prior to entry. Concurrent enrollment with MED 151. Completion of general education/electives and CCS 101, OFTEC 108, OFTEC 136, and MED 103.
Covers theory and skills related to the administrative procedures performed in an ambulatory health care setting. Introduces an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) simulation. Prerequisite: Completion of general education/electives and CCS 101, OFTEC 108, OFTEC 136, and MED 103.
Introduces disease processes, prevention, and health promotion throughout the body and life span. Prerequisite: Completion of 1st quarter MED courses with a "C" or better.
Prepares students for externship and workplace readiness. Prerequisite: Completion of 1st quarter MED courses with a "C" or better.
Covers theory and skills used in ambulatory care settings to assist providers with routine and specialty examinations and treatments. Includes clinical documentation within an Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Prerequisite: Completion of 1st quarter MED courses with a "C" or better.
Focuses on the translation of patient health information into Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Diagnosis Coding systems, and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding systems (HCPCS). Emphasizes application of rules, guidelines, and medical necessity. Prerequisite: Completion of 2nd quarter MED courses, including MED 104, with a "C" or better.
Provides students hands-on learning with supervision at ambulatory care facilities. Students apply the affective and psychomotor competencies appropriate to the scope of practice for medical assistants in a workplace setting. Prerequisite: Completion of all MED courses with "C" or better; completion of all on-boarding requirements by specified due date.
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