Medical Assistant

98 In Classroom Hours / 120 Clinical Hours

General Information:

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Course Description:

This program prepares students to be professional medical assistants dedicated to patient care management. Graduates are equipped to assist physicians with examinations and treatments, take medical histories, perform diagnostic tests, expose X-ray films, sterilize instruments and supplies, assist with minor surgery and administer medications. The program goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. 

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder.

Course Exam:

Student will take the CMAC (Clinical Medical Assistant Certification) exam through AMCA (American Medical Certification Association).  This exam certifies in CMAC, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician and is given on the last day of class.

Topics Covered:

  1. Accurately take and record vital signs.
  2. Prepare patients for examinations.
  3. Assist with patient examinations and treatments.
  4. Collect and label laboratory specimens for processing and/or transport.
  5. Perform basic physician’s office laboratory procedures.
  6. Accurately document patient medical information.
  7. Accurately and safely perform diagnostic tests.
  8. Prepare and administer medications and injections.
  9. Prepare examination and treatment area.

 

Modules:

  1. Medical Records
  2. Medical Asepsis / OSHA Standard
  3. Sterilization and Disinfection
  4. Vital Signs
  5. Physical Examination
  6. Eye and Ear Assessment
  7. Tissue Healing
  8. Gynecologic Exam and Prenatal Care
  9. Pediatric Examination
  10. Minor Office Surgery
  11. Administration of Medication
  12. EKG
  13. Colon Procedures
  14. Radiology
  15. Clinical Laboratory
  16. Urinary System
  17. Phlebotomy
  18. Hematology
  19. Blood Chemistry and Immunology
  20. Microbiology
  21. Emergency Medical Procedures

 

Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation
  • Online Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities
  • Externship

Instructor Biography:

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Grading System:

Student must pass all unit tests and module exams at 70% or better to be eligible for a certificate of completion and to be prepared to take the final examination if applicable in their particular program.

Attendance:

Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Refund Policy:

  • 3-DAY MONEY BACK POLICY: Students may withdraw from the program for any reason within 3 days of executing the enrollment agreement prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s enrollment agreement shall be rescinded provided the student returns all course materials.
  • No Refund after 3 days: If, for any reason, a student wishes to withdraw after the initial 3-day period prior to the start of the class, they are not released from their obligation to pay the program fees in full and are not entitled to any refund.

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.