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Medical Assisting Courses

MA 110 Introduction to Clinical Skills

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the theory, practice and techniques basic to the clinical aspects of medical assisting. Students learn about disease prevention, disease processes, the body’s defenses and the cycle of infection. They learn how to obtain patients’ vital signs, weight, and height. The purpose of, the patient preparation for, and the diagnostic tests performed for a general physical, pediatric, gynecologic and an obstetrical exam are taught. Students also learn how to respond to common medical emergencies and how to perform basic first aid. Preparing medical assistants to respond to and participate in emergency planning and disaster preparedness is addressed as well as patient preparation and the purpose and types of various radiographic examinations.
Additional course fee: $90.

MA 115 Medications and Medical Specialty Procedures

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the principles of pharmacology and the procedures of medication therapy. Assisting with various procedures and treatments in the medical specialties of cardiology, allergy and immunology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and rehabilitative medicine are also addressed.
Prerequisites: BIOL 108 or (BIOL 109 and 110) all with a grade of "C" or better.
Additional course fee: $90.

MA 299 Medical Assistant Externship

Credit Hours: 4

This course requires a supervised directed clinical practice in a physician’s office or other approved ambulatory care facility. Topics during the lecture component of the course will include: death and dying, resume writing, workplace readiness skills and interview techniques.
Prerequisites: CLT 102, MA 115 and MA 204.
Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Additional course fee: $150.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.