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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
MDA120 Medical Assistant Profession Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of current health care professions, including labor market information, health care delivery systems, and health care payment sources. Includes health organization structure, patient rights and quality care, ethics and behaviors in the workplace, legal issues in health care, and personal responsibility for health and safety. Also includes basic communication skills, teamwork facilitation, student success skills, and college resources for students.
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MDA121 Medical Assistant Skills for Success Credit Hours: 2.00
Professional and personal success tools, skills, and resources for medical assistants. Includes exploration of career options, job search skills, and portfolio development. Also includes wellness and safety, critical thinking, time management, stress management, self-esteem, gender awareness, assertiveness training, and the investigation of useful community resources.
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MDA122 Medical Assistant Clinical Care Credit Hours: 2.00
Multi-discipline approach to patient care. Includes asepsis, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, dressing care, specimen collection and handling, urinalysis, whole blood hematology, glucose monitoring, and cholesterol and coagulation testing. Also includes principles of medication with an emphasis on oral and parenteral routes of drug administration. Also includes legal and ethical standards, and compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.
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MDA123 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and procedures for the medical assistant. Includes methods of assisting clinicians with physical examinations, procedures, treatments, and minor surgical procedures in the medical office. Also includes collecting vital signs; height, weight, and other patient data; and appropriate documentation for the completion of patient histories.
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MDA124 Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers Credit Hours: 2.00
Medical terminology used in health care, including descriptors of special care populations and specialty services. Encompasses a body systems approach to terms as they relate to structures, functions, diseases, procedures, and diagnostic tests. Also encompasses medical abbreviations and symbols, spelling, and building and analyzing terms using word parts.
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MDA125 Orientation to ICD-9 Coding Credit Hours: 3.00
Orientation to the International Classification of Diseases - 9th Edition (ICD-9) coding classification system. Includes terminology, principles and components of the ICD-9 system, codes for diseases and conditions, coding from health records, and coding for the highest specificity.
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Recommendation: Completion of MDA 121 and 124 before enrolling in this course. Also a minimum of 25 words per minute word processing skills.
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MDA126 Medical Billing and Insurance for Medical Assistants Credit Hours: 3.00
Application of insurance, billing, and coding in the medical profession. Includes federal, state and private insurance claims; procedural and diagnostic coding; and banking and accounting principles. Also includes legal and ethical issues.
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Recommendation: Minimum of 25 words per minute word processing skills.
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MDA127 Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and procedures for front office administration. Includes telephone policy and customer service, correspondence and mail processing, appointment scheduling, medical records management and data collection. Also includes an overview of the medical assistant as office manager.
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MDA190A Medical Assistant Front Office Externship Credit Hours: 1.00
Practicum in administrative medical assisting. Application of administrative duties, procedures, and knowledge derived from medical assisting courses.
Prerequisite(s): HCA 119 and MDA 120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127.
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Information: Permission of the program director is required to enroll in this course.
Offered: Contact department at 206-5100.
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MDA190B Medical Assistant Back Office Externship Credit Hours: 1.00
Practicum in clinical medical assisting. Application of clinical skills, procedures, and knowledge derived from medical assisting courses.
Prerequisite(s): HCA 103, 119 and MDA 120, 121, 122, 123, 124.
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Information: Permission of the program director is required to enroll in this course.
Offered: Contact department at 206-5100.
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