NAHCE UNIVERSITY

Medical Assistant Curriculum

Medical Assisting

Introduction to Medical Assistant

Learning Outcomes:

MA 100

  • Identify the tasks and functions of a Medical Assistant.
  • Distinguish multiple organizations associated with the medical assisting profession.
  • Explain the necessities and importance of the Medical Assistant credentials.
  • Identify the education required to become a Health Professional Medical Assistant.
  • Discuss Health Professional advancement in reference to medical assisting education.

MA 105: Healthcare and the Healthcare Team

Learning Outcomes:

MA 105

  • Examine healthcare and healthcare advancements and their association to Medical Assistant practice.
  • Recognize the duties of many allied health career Health Professionals with whom Medical Assistants may work with.
  • Compare specialized professions that a Medical Assistant may decide on for advancement.
  • Differentiate Health Professional organizations that relate to healthcare and their affiliation to the medical assisting occupation.

MA 110: Health Professionalism and Success

Learning Outcomes:

MA 110

  • Understand the relevance of Health Professionalism in the medical assisting practice.
  • Explain the specialized characteristics which must be demonstrated by Medical Assistants.
  • Model techniques for success in medical assisting Continuing Health Education and performance.

MA 115: Interpersonal Communication

Learning Outcomes:

MA 115

  • Determine fundamentals and types of communication.
  • Relate communications to individuals behavior and needs.
  • Categorize constructive and adverse communication.
  • Model methods to increase listening, interpersonal skills, and assertiveness competencies.
  • Carry out therapeutic communication skills.
  • Use beneficial communication techniques with patients in unique situations.
  • Carry out constructive communication with colleagues and administration.

MA 120: Legal and Ethical Issues

Learning Outcomes:

MA 120

  • Identify the difference between laws and ethics.
  • Identify the obligations of the patient and Health Professional in a physician-patient contract, which include the components for informed consent that needs to be understood by the patient.
  • Describe the four Ds of negligence needed to prove malpractice and explain the four Cs of malpractice avoidance.
  • Associate the term credentialing and explain the significance of the FDand DEA to administrative procedures conducted by Medical Assistants.
  • Summarize the reason for the following government healthcare regulations: HCQIA, False Claims Act, OSHA, and HIPAA.
  • Identify the six rules for avoiding indecent release of information from the medical office.
  • Discuss the relevance of ethics in the medical office.
  • Explain the variations among the practice management models.

MA 125: Basic Safety and Infection Control

Learning Outcomes:

MA 125

  • Summarize the elements of a medical office safety plan.
  • Identify OSHA’s purpose in safeguarding healthcare personnel.
  • Describe safe practices and measures you must take to reduce electric hazards.
  • Illustrate the crucial steps in a comprehensive fire safety courses.
  • Summarize appropriate methods for handling and storing chemical substances found in a medical office.
  • Explain the guidelines of sound ergonomic practice and physical safety in the medical office.
  • Illustrate the sequence of infection and how to break it.
  • Summarize the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and Universal Safeguards as identified in the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA ).
  • Describe means of infection control including those for protecting against healthcare-associated infections.
  • Describe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) standards for reporting instances of infectious disease.

MA 130: Patient Reception

Learning Outcomes:

MA 130

  • List the design items to be taken into consideration when arranging an office reception area.
  • Summarize the maintenance tasks necessary to keep the reception area tidy and clean.
  • Relate how the Americans with Disabilities and Older American Acts have aided to make physical access purchased separatelyto the medical office a lot easier for all patients.
  • Articulate the reasons for the majority of injuries to medical office workers and the four body areas where they take place.
  • Explain the Red Flags Rule, giving the four red flags that the medical staff must be aware of.
  • Implement rules and procedures for opening and closing the medical office.

MA 135: Office Equipment and Supplies

Learning Outcomes:

MA 135

  • Discover common types of computers.
  • Describe computer hardware components and describe the functionality of each.
  • Describe the kinds of computer Courses s commonly used in the medical office.
  • Summarize the available options for understanding computer software applications.
  • Recall the procedure of choosing new or upgrading existing office computer equipment.
  • Outline the standard care and servicing essential for the office computer system.
  • Identify a number of reasons why security is notably imperative in the computerized office.
  • Recognize improvements that are presenting itself with computer systems of the future.
  • Explain the functionality of other types of administrative medical office equipment.
  • Outline the actions to be taken in determining if new office equipment is necessary.
  • Explain the difference between a maintenance contract and a service agreement.
  • Define crucial, periodic, and supplementary supplies.
  • Outline the procedures in carrying out a supply inventory.
  • List the items which should be considered when selecting a vendor for supply purchasing.

MA 140: examination and Treatment Areas

Learning Outcomes:

MA 140

  • Illustrate the arrangement and features of a common examination room.
  • Differentiate between sanitization and disinfection.
  • List procedures to prevent the spread of infection in the exam and treatment rooms.
  • Describe the significance of temperature, lighting, and ventilation in the exam room.
  • Identify equipment and supplies used in a common physical exam and describe methods to arrange and prepare them.

MA 145: Written and Electronic Documents

Learning Outcomes:

MA 145

  • Describe the significance of patient medical records.
  • Identify the documents that comprise of a patient medical record.
  • Compare SOMR, POMR, SOAP, and CHEDDAR medical record types.
  • Recall the six Cs of charting, providing an example of each.
  • Describe the requirement for neatness, timeliness, precision, and Health Professional tone in patient records.
  • Illustrate the proper procedure for correcting and modifying a medical record.
  • Describe the procedures in responding to a written request for the release of medical records.

MA 150: Medical Records and Documentation

Learning Outcomes:

MA 150

  • Describe the significance of patient medical records.
  • Identify the documents that comprise of a patient medical record.
  • Compare SOMR, POMR, SOAP, and CHEDDAR medical record types.
  • Recall the six Cs of charting, providing an example of each.
  • Describe the requirement for neatness, timeliness, precision, and Health Professional tone in patient records.
  • Illustrate the proper procedure for correcting and modifying a medical record.
  • Describe the procedures in responding to a written request for the release of medical records.

MA 155: Electronic Health Records

Learning Outcomes:

MA 155

  • Make a list of four medical errors which are greatly minimized through the use of EHR.
  • Know the difference among electronic medical records, electronic health records, and personal health records.
  • Contrast the benefits and drawbacks of electronic health records.
  • Illustrate the measures in generating a new patient record and improving an existing record using EHR software.
  • Describe examples of the functions of EHR software Courses s.
  • Explain the way you might diminish a patient’s security concerns surrounding the use of EHR.

MA 160: Telephone Techniques

Learning Outcomes:

MA 160

  • Describe the reason for the telecommunications devices commonly found in the medical office.
  • Relate the five Cs of useful communication to telephone communication techniques.
  • Define the following terminology associated with making a great impression on the telephone: telephone etiquette, pitch, pronunciation, enunciation, and tone.
  • Describe the methods to properly handle the various types of calls coming into the medical practice.
  • Summarize the reason for the office routing list concerning call screening.
  • Carry out the process of taking a complete telephone message.
  • Outline the preparation essential before making outgoing calls and the skills applied in making the phone call.

MA 165: Patient Education

Learning Outcomes:

MA 165

  • Establish the advantages of patient education and the Medical Assistant’s role in delivering education.
  • Describe aspects that influence learning and teaching.
  • Implement educational techniques.
  • Choose trustworthy patient education resources used in the medical office.
  • Explain how patient education may be used to encourage good health.
  • Describe the forms of information that needs to be included in the patient information packet.
  • Describe the benefits and special considerations of patient education before surgery.

MA 170: Managing Medical Records

Learning Outcomes:

MA 170

  • Discover the standard equipment used to file and store paper medical records.
  • Outline the safety and precautionary measures that should be employed when handling paper medical records.
  • List the typical filing supplies utilized in the medical office.
  • Contrast the techniques used for different filing systems and how color-coding can help with the filing systems.
  • Recall the measures in the filing process.
  • Compare active, non-active, and closed files and how you can establish a records retention Courses for the office.

MA 175: Schedule Management

Learning Outcomes:

MA 175

  • Explain how the scheduled appointment ebook is fundamental key to the continuity of patient care.
  • Identify how you can correctly Join a matrix to a scheduled appointment ebook.
  • Compare different kinds of appointment scheduling methods.
  • Identify approaches to manage and schedule patient appointments.
  • Model the best way to handle special scheduling scenarios.
  • Explain how to schedule appointments that will be outside the medical office.
  • Implement strategies to keep a Precise and proficient physician schedule.

MA 180: Insurance and Billing

Learning Outcomes:

MA 180

  • Outline the standard terms utilized by the insurance industry.
  • Compare fee-for-service Courses s, HMOs, and PPOs.
  • Outline the fundamental requirements for insurance coverage by the Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and CHAMPVA plans.
  • Describe accepted charge, contracted fee, capitation and the formulation for RBRVS.
  • Outline the steps executed to obtain the data required to generate an insurance claim.
  • Produce a clean CMS-1500 insurance claim application form.
  • Explain the procedures utilized to submit an insurance claim electronically.
  • Recall the information found on each individual payer’s remittance advice.

MA 185: Diagnostic Coding

Learning Outcomes:

MA 185

  • Recall the six ways in which ICD codes are being used today.
  • Describe the standards used by ICD-9-CM.
  • Outline the measures to code a diagnosis utilizing ICD-9-CM.
  • Explain the function and utilization of V codes and E codes.
  • Name the appendixes within ICD-9-CM.
  • Compare ICD-9-CM with the ICD-10-CM.
  • Summarize the ICD-10-CM standard coding guidelines.
  • Illustrate distinctive coding uses for neoplasms, diabetes mellitus, fractures, R codes, poisonings, and Z codes.

MA 190: Procedure Coding

Learning Outcomes:

MA 190

  • List the parts of the manual, providing the code range for each.
  • Describe as an outline each of the’s basic guidelines.
  • List the kinds of E/M codes within the.
  • List the areas contained in the Surgical coding section.
  • Locate a code making use of the manual.
  • Explain how you can locate a HCPCS code using the HCPCS coding manual.
  • Explain the significance of code linkage in preventing coding fraud.

MA 195: Patient Billing and Collections

Learning Outcomes:

MA 195

  • Define accounts receivable and accounts payable along with conventional payment methods accepted in medical practices.
  • Identify the various kinds of documents used as statements to bill patients and how these documents are employed in cycle billing.
  • Compare open-ebook, written-contract, and single-entry accounts and reason for producing an accounts receivable aging.
  • Explain the intention of the following credit and collections acts: ECOA, FCRA, FDCPA, and TLA.
  • Relate the necessary elements of a Truth in Lending Statement to credit procedures in the medical office.
  • Summarize two general types of problem collection accounts in the medical office.

MA 200: Financial Management

Learning Outcomes:

MA 200

  • Review the significance of and how to develop sound ebookkeeping and banking practices.
  • Compare single-entry, double-entry, and write-it-once ebookkeeping practices.
  • Outline patient-related monetary transactions.
  • Identify negotiable devices and the items which should be present for a check to be negotiable.
  • Describe the various kinds of check endorsements along with the measures in setting up a bank deposit.
  • Carry out the procedure for reconciling the office bank statement.
  • List numerous benefits to electronic banking.
  • Implement establishing, classifying, and documenting disbursements in a disbursements journal.

MA 205: Organization of the Body

Learning Outcomes:

MA 205

  • Describe the significance of knowing both anatomy and physiology when studying the body.
  • Illustrate body organization from basic to more sophisticated levels.
  • Describe the areas and features of the four primary tissue types.
  • Describe the body organ systems, their common functions, along with the primary organs within each.
  • Use medical and anatomical terminology appropriately.
  • Explain anatomical position and its association to other anatomical positions.
  • Identify the body cavities along with the organs contained in each.
  • Relate a fundamental comprehension of chemistry to its significance in understanding the body.
  • Name the components of a cell and their functions.
  • Summarize Precisely how substances migrate across a cell membrane.
  • Distinguish the phases of cell division.
  • Explain the functions associated with these genetic processes: DNA fingerprinting and the polymerase chain reaction.
  • Describe the various patterns of inheritance and typical genetic disorders.

MA 210: The Integumentary System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 210

  • Define the attributes of skin.
  • Describe the cellular levels of skin and the properties of each layer.
  • Explain the elements that have an impact on skin color.
  • Summarize kinds of common skin lesions.
  • Describe the supplement internal organs of skin in conjunction with their components and functions.
  • Explain the means of skin recovery, with the inclusion of scar generation.
  • Describe the typical diseases and predicaments of the epidermis.

MA 215: The Skeletal System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 215

  • Define the composition of bone tissue.
  • Explain the characteristics of bones.
  • Compare intramembranous and endochondral ossification.
  • Describe the skeletal components along with a location of each component.
  • Locate the bones of the skull.
  • Locate the bones of the spinal column.
  • Locate the bones of the rib cage.
  • Locate the bones of the shoulders, arms, and hands.
  • Locate the bones of the hips, legs, and feet.
  • Describe the three major categories of joints and give instances of each.
  • Describe the typical medical conditions and diseases and disorders of the skeletal system.

MA 220: The Muscular System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 220

  • Illustrate the elements of muscle.
  • Compare the three kinds of muscular tissues as well as their locations and properties.
  • Explain how muscle tissue produces energy.
  • Describe the framework of a skeletal muscle.
  • Identify the terms origin and insertion.
  • Identify the primary skeletal muscles of the body system, giving the activity of each.
  • Summarize the changes that take place to the muscular system as an individual grows older.
  • Describe the reasons, warning signs, and remedies of many diseases and conditions of the muscular system.

MA 225: The Cardiovascular System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 225

  • Explain the ligaments of the heart and the functionality of each.
  • Explain the cardiac sequence, including the cardiac conduction system.
  • Compare pulmonary and systemic blood circulation.
  • Differentiate among the unique variations of blood vessels and their purposes.
  • Explain blood pressure levels and tell how it is managed.
  • Describe the reasons, indications, and remedies of various diseases and illnesses of the cardiovascular system.

MA 230: The Blood

Learning Outcomes:

MA 230

  • Define the elements of blood, providing the functionality of each element listed.
  • Explain exactly how blood loss is restricted.
  • Explain the variations among blood types A, B, AB, and O; as well as in the explaNation which blood types are compatible.
  • Explain the variance between Rh-positive blood and Rh-negative blood.
  • Describe the causes, symptoms, and treatment options of many diseases and medical conditions of the blood.

MA 235: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

Learning Outcomes:

MA 235

  • Discover the pathways and organs of the lymphatic system.
  • Compare the nonspecific and distinct body immune systems.
  • Explain how antibodies battle with infection.
  • Describe the four forms of acquired immunities.
  • Describe the triggers, signs and symptoms, as well as treatments of major immune disorders.

MA 240: The Respiratory System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 240

  • Describe the framework and functionality of each and every organ in the respiratory system.
  • Describe the scenarios associated with the inspiration and expiration of oxygen.
  • Explain how fresh air and carbon dioxide are taken in the blood.
  • Compare different respiratory volumes and explain how one can use them to identify respiratory disorders.
  • Describe the causes, warning signs, and treatments of various medical conditions and diseases of the respiratory system.

MA 245: The Nervous System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 245

  • Define the typical functionality of the central nervous system
  • Summarize the framework of a neuron.
  • Explain the functionality of neural impulses and the function of synapses in their transmission.
  • Describe the compositions and attributes of the central neurological system.
  • Compare the systems and functions of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems in the peripheral nervous system.
  • Recognize well-known tests that are carried out to establish neurologic disorders.
  • Describe the reasons, symptoms and signs, as well as treatment methods of various diseases of the nervous system.

MA 250: The Urinary System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 250

  • Identify the composition, location, and functionality of the kidney.
  • Explain the way nephrons filter blood and create urine.
  • Compare the locations, compositions, and functionality of the ureters, bladder, and urethra.
  • Describe the reasons, symptoms, and treatment options of a variety of diseases and well known problems of the urinary system.

MA 255: The Reproductive Systems

Learning Outcomes:

MA 225

  • Conclude the organs of the male reproductive system such as the locations, structures, and functionality of each.
  • Describe the causes, symptoms, and treatments for different health conditions of the male reproductive system.
  • Summarize the parts of the female reproductive system which includes the locations, components, and functionality of each.
  • Describe the causes, indications, and management of various diseases of the female reproductive system.
  • Explain the procedure of maternity, which include fertilization, the prenatal phase, and fetal movement.
  • Describe the birth procedure, including the postnatal period.
  • Compare numerous birth control systems and their level of effectiveness.
  • Explain the reasons behind and treatment procedures for infertility.
  • Describe the reasons, indicators, and treatment options of the most well-known sexually transmitted diseases.

MA 260: The Digestive System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 260

  • Identify the organs of the alimentary canal and their purposes.
  • Explain the attributes of the digestive system’s organs.
  • Identify the vitamins and minerals ingested by the digestive system and where they are absorbed .
  • Describe the reasons, symptoms and signs, as well as treatment options of different common diseases of the digestive system.

MA 265: The Endocrine System

Learning Outcomes:

MA 265

  • Define the basic attributes of bodily hormones and the endocrine system.
  • Identify the body chemicals produced by the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, as well as other hormone-producing organs, and give the purposes of each.
  • Explain the consequence of stressors on the human body.
  • Describe the causes, symptoms and signs, as well as treatment options of various endocrine disorders.

MA 270: Special Senses

Learning Outcomes:

MA 270

  • Explain the anatomy of the nose as well as the functionality for each component.
  • Describe the anatomy of the tongue as well as the functionality of each component.
  • Describe the anatomy of the eye and the functionality of each component, as well as the companion components and their functionality.
  • Explain the visual pathway originating from the eye and to the brain for interpretation.
  • Describe the reasons, symptoms and signs, as well as treatment options of various irregularities of the eyes.
  • Describe the anatomy of the ear in addition to the function of each component, and describe the function of the ear in maintaining equilibrium.
  • Explain how sounds travel past the ear and interpreted in the brain.
  • Describe the reasons, symptoms and signs, as well as treatment options of a variety of disorders of the ears.

MA 275: Patient Interview and History

Learning Outcomes:

MA 275

  • Discover the knowledge required to carry out a patient interview.
  • Recognize the symptoms of anxiety; depression; and physical, mental, or substance abuse.
  • Use the six Cs for composing an accurate patient history.
  • Carry out a patient history utilizing critical thinking skills.

MA 280: Vital Signs and Measurements

Learning Outcomes:

MA 280

  • Explain the five vital signs.
  • Identify different techniques of taking a patient’s temperature.
  • Describe the procedure for obtaining pulse and respirations.
  • Carry out blood pressure measurements.
  • Summarize orthostatic or postural vital indicators.
  • Illustrate different body measurements.

MA 285: Assisting with a General Physical ExamiNation

Learning Outcomes:

MA 285

  • Discover the reason for a general physical exam.
  • Describe the purpose of the Medical Assistant in a common physical exam.
  • Explain safety measures used throughout a common physical exam.
  • Carry out the measures needed to prepare the patient for an exam.
  • Carry out placement and draping a patient in every one of the nine typical exam positions.
  • Join simple methods to assist patients from various cultures and patients with physical disabilities.
  • Identify the six examination procedures included in a general physical exam.
  • List the elements of a common physical exam.
  • Describe follow-up measures after a basic physical exam.

MA 290: Assisting in Reproductive and Urinary Specialties

Learning Outcomes:

MA 290

  • Conduct the role of the Medical Assistant in the medical specialty of gynecology.
  • Carry out the responsibility of the Medical Assistant in the medical specialty of obstetrics.
  • Identify diagnostic and treatment procedures executed in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Relate the responsibility of medical assisting to the medical specialty of urology.
  • Identify diagnostic analyses and treatments performed in urology.
  • Recognize health conditions and diseases of the reproductive and urinary systems.

MA 295: Assisting in Pediatrics

Learning Outcomes:

MA 295

  • Associate growth and advancement to pediatric patient care.
  • Identify the job of the Medical Assistant throughout pediatric examinations.
  • Discuss pediatric immunizations along with the responsibility of the Medical Assistant.
  • Explain differences of pediatric screening procedures and diagnostic exams.
  • Describe typical pediatric diseases and conditions as well as their treatments.
  • Recognize particular health conditions of pediatric patients.

MA 300: Assisting in Geriatrics

Learning Outcomes:

MA 300

  • Associate developmental improvements in geriatric health care consumers to medical assisting profession.
  • Describe typical geriatric illnesses and diseases and their treatment methods.
  • Identify different versions of care for geriatric patients throughout exams, screening procedures, diagnostic checks, and treatment options.
  • Explain unique health concerns of geriatric patients.

MA 305: Assisting in Other Medical Specialties

Learning Outcomes:

MA 305

  • Explain the healthcare specialties of allergies, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, and orthopedics.
  • Identify typical diseases and irregularities related to cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, and orthopedics.
  • Relate the responsibility of the Medical Assistant in examinations and treatments performed in the medical specialties of allergy, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, and orthopedics.

MA 310: Assisting with Eye and Ear Care

Learning Outcomes:

MA 310

  • Summarize the Medical Assistant’s responsibilities in vision examinations and procedures carried out in a medical office.
  • Discuss different eye disorders encountered in a medical office.
  • Identify ophthalmic assessments carried out in the physician’s office.
  • Summarize ophthalmologic procedures and medications.
  • Describe the Medical Assistant’s function in otology.
  • Describe diseases of the ear encountered in the medical office.
  • Recall different hearing along with additional diagnostic ear exams.
  • Summarize ear procedures and medical treatments.

MA 315: Assisting with Minor Surgery

Learning Outcomes:

MA 315

  • Explain the Medical Assistant’s responsibility in minor surgical procedures.
  • Describe surgical procedures performed in a workplace setting.
  • Identify the devices utilised in minor surgery and explain their functions.
  • Describe the processes for medical and sterile asepsis in minor surgery.
  • Discuss the processes applied in a medical workplace to sterilize surgical tools and equipment.
  • Summarize the Medical Assistant’s tasks in preoperative procedures.
  • Describe the Medical Assistant’s responsibilities during an operative procedure.
  • Implement the Medical Assistant’s duties in the postoperative interval.

MA 320: Orientation to the Lab

Learning Outcomes:

MA 320

  • Explain the function of the physician’s office laboratory.
  • Identify the Medical Assistant’s tasks in the physician’s office laboratory.
  • Identify essential items of laboratory equipment.
  • Illustrate precautions to avoid accidents.
  • Explain the objective of a quality assurance Courses in a physician’s office laboratory.
  • Carry out conversation with patients with regards to test preparation and follow-up.
  • Carry out Precise documentation, which includes all records associated with quality control.

MA 330: Microbiology and Disease

Learning Outcomes:

MA 330

  • Describe the Medical Assistant’s role in microbiology.
  • Summarize ways microorganisms bring about disease.
  • Describe Precisely how microorganisms are categorized and named.
  • Discuss the function of viruses in human disease.
  • Review the signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
  • Discuss the function of bacteria in human disease.
  • Discuss the function of protozoa in human disease.
  • Discuss the function of fungi in human disease.
  • Discuss the function of multicellular parasites in human disease.
  • Describe the procedure associated with identifying an infection.
  • Identify common guidelines for acquiring specimens.
  • Carry out the process of transporting specimens to outside laboratories.
  • Compare two methods utilized in the direct examination of culture specimens.
  • Carry out the method of preparing and analyzing stained specimens.
  • Carry out the process of culturing specimens in the medical office.
  • Describe the best way to perform an antimicrobial sensitivity determiNation.

MA 335: Processing and Testing Urine and Stool Specimens

Learning Outcomes:

MA 335

  • Examine the responsibility of the Medical Assistant in gathering, processing, and testing urine and stool samples Carry out methods for following principles when collecting urine specimens.
  • Describe the procedure for urinalysis and its intent.
  • Carry out the correct process of collecting and processing a stool sample for fecal occult blood examiNation.

MA 340: Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens

Learning Outcomes:

MA 340

  • Explore the position of the Medical Assistant when gathering, preparing, and testing blood samples.
  • Carry out the steps involved in collecting a blood specimen.
  • Summarize different ways to give response to patients’ needs while collecting a blood specimen.
  • Carry out the process of conducting a blood test.

MA 345: EKG Cardiographic Technician and Pulmonary Function Testing

Learning Outcomes:

MA 345

  • Examine the Medical Assistant’s responsibility in electrocardiography and pulmonary function testing.
  • Explain the fundamentals of electrocardiography and how it concerns the conduction system of the heart.
  • Identify the elements of an electrocardiograph and what each performs.
  • Carry out the steps essential to accomplish an ECG.
  • Summarize routine electrocardiography and echocardiography.
  • Explain the steps involved in Holter monitoring.
  • Carry out the different types of pulmonary function tests.
  • Describe the steps involved in executing pulse oximetry testing.

MA 350: Diagnostic Imaging

Learning Outcomes:

MA 350

  • Describe what X-rays are and the ways they are applied for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
  • Compare invasive and noninvasive diagnostic treatments.
  • Carry out the Medical Assistant’s responsibility in X-ray and diagnostic radiology testing.
  • Discuss typical diagnostic imaging operations.
  • Describe various kinds of radiation therapy and how they are utilized.
  • Explain the hazards and safety measures associated with radiology work.
  • Relate the developments in medical imaging to EHR.

MA 355: Principles of Pharmacology

Learning Outcomes:

MA 355

  • Discover the Medical Assistant’s role in pharmacology.
  • Recognize the five groups of pharmacology and their significance to medication treatment administration.
  • Differentiate the primary drug classes, drug brands, and their actions.
  • Classify non-prescription ( OTC ), doctor prescribed, and herbal and natural drugs.
  • Use reputable sources to acquire drug information and facts.
  • Carry out the steps involved in registering or renewing a physician with the Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA ) for approval to assign, distribute, and prescribe controlled drugs.
  • Identify the components of a prescription, including frequently used abbreviations and symbols.
  • Discuss nonpharmacological remedies for discomfort.
  • Describe Precisely how vaccines work in the immune system.

MA 360: Dosage Calculations

Learning Outcomes:

MA 360

  • Describe the responsibility of the Medical Assistant to make certain of safe dosage calculations.
  • Identify systems of measurements and their typical uses.
  • Switch among systems of measurements.
  • Execute dosage calculations correctly.
  • Measure dosages according to body weight and body surface area.

MA 365: Medication Administration

Learning Outcomes:

MA 365

  • Define regulations and requirements concerning drug administration in addition to the preliminary preparation for the drug administration.
  • Checklist the rights of drug administration.
  • Identify the proper equipment to use for administering drugs.
  • Perform the procedures for administering oral drugs.
  • Execute procedures for administering parenteral drugs by injection.
  • Perform processes for administering parenteral medications by other methods.
  • Relate particular considerations necessary for medication administration to pediatric, pregnant, breast-feeding, and geriatric patients.
  • Define patient education information and facts regarding prescription drugs Put into practice Precise and complete documentation of prescription drugs.

MA 370: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes:

MA 370

  • Examine the basic principles of physical therapy.
  • Associate different cold and heat treatments to their advantages and contraindications.
  • memorize hydrotherapy techniques.
  • Identify numerous techniques of exercise therapies.
  • Illustrate the forms of therapeutic massage utilized in rehabilitation therapies.
  • Review different techniques of traction.
  • Conduct the procedure for instructing a patient to use a cane, a walker, crutches, and a wheelchair.
  • Model the procedures you ought to take when referring a patient to a physical therapist.

MA 375: Nutrition and Health

Learning Outcomes:

MA 375

  • Associate routine energy demands to the role of calories.
  • Discover nutrients and their function in physical health.
  • Execute a Courses for a nourishing, healthy and balanced diet lifestyle using the USDA’s recommendations.
  • Explain procedures used to evaluate a patient’s nutritional status.
  • Describe logical reasons why a diet Courses may be changed.
  • Recognize varieties of patients who need unique diet Courses s and the adjustments needed for each.
  • Define the warnings, indicators, and treatment for eating disorders.
  • Teach patients about eating healthy requirements.

MA 380: Practice Management

Learning Outcomes:

MA 380

  • Describe the standard organizational models of the medical office along with relationship of the physician and Medical Assistant with the practice administrator and immediate supervisors.
  • Describe the duties of the practice manager.
  • Summarize the fundamental human relations attributes in practice management.
  • Distinguish the four characteristics of an individual with leadership skills along with the significance of such skills to the healthcare organization.
  • Compare risk management and quality assurance in a medical facility.
  • Calculate an employee’s gross earnings, deductions, and net income for a pay period.
  • Describe the tax forms frequently used in the medical office and function of the office tax liability account.

MA 385: Emergency Preparedness

Learning Outcomes:

MA 385

  • Examine the significance of first aid in the course of a medical emergency.
  • Identify elements located on a crash cart.
  • Recognize different accidental emergencies and the best way to deal with them.
  • List typical medical conditions that may lead to medical emergencies.
  • Identify less common health problems that may lead to medical emergencies.
  • Discuss your role in taking care of individuals with psychosocial emergencies.
  • Carry out the steps involved in comforting a patient who may be under severe stress.
  • Discuss approaches to teach patients regarding how to prevent and handle emergencies.
  • Illustrate your part in handling natural disasters and pandemic disease.
  • Discuss your position in responding to acts of bioterrorism.

MA 390: Preparing for your first job

Learning Outcomes:

MA 390

  • Conduct competence in every implemented Continuing Health Education instances.
  • Summarize the required steps for receiving Health Professional.
  • Describe a suitable approach for finding a position.
  • Explain fundamental elements for an effective interview.
  • Describe means of quickly becoming a successful employee.

Medical Assistant Apprenticeship and Capstone

Learning Outcomes:

MA 400

After successful completion of this study course students participate in the Apprenticeship and Capstone to perform skills required of a practicing Medical Assistant.

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