Medical Assisting (2740)

Medical Assisting (2740)

120 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 credits
Study of language used in medicine.
121 STUDY OF DISEASE PROCESSES 3 credits
Prerequisite: 120. A study of human disease, the disease process, and a review of medical terminology.
122 EMERGENCY RESPONDER I 1 credits
Theory and practice in recognition and response to emergencies such as breathing difficulty, cardiac arrest, stroke, bleeding, wound care, musculoskeletal injuries, burns, and poisonings.
126 ADMIN MEDICAL ASSISTING I 4 credits
Theory and practice in administrative competencies such as legal and ethical concepts, professionalism, telephone skills, scheduling and managing appointments, organizing/filing the patient's medical record.
127 ADMIN MEDICAL ASSISTING II 4 credits
Theory and practice in competencies including financial administration utilizing computerized billing software program. Posting, encounter forms, claims, statements, and aging of accounts will be generated.
128 BASIC PROCEDURAL CODING 3 credits
Students will learn how to convert medical procedure language into standard Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)which are utilized for healthcare reimbursement.
129 BASIC DIAGNOSTIC CODING 3 credits
This class focuses on converting the diagnostic language learned in Medical Terminology into industry standard character strings for purposes of reimbursement?ICD-9-CM codes.
135 CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING I 4 credits
Introduction to medical laboratory, theories and procedures essential for a medical assistant's career.
228 MEDICAL INSURANCE 3 credits
Prerequisites: 120, 128, 129. Theory and practice in billing and collecting for medical services.
230 BASIC PHARMACOLOGY 3 credits
Overview of drugs used in a medical setting
235 CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING II 4 credits
Prerequisites: 135. Advanced medical laboratory theories and practices essential for a medical assistant's career.
242 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION II 3 credits
Prerequisites: 2540:119, 151; 120, 240. This course is an advanced medical transcription course. Emphasis will be placed on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of medical documents.
245 MEDICAL EXTERNSHIP 4 credits
Prerequisites: permission from Medical Assisting Program Director and 2.0 accumulative GPA. A seminar course including 200 hours of clinical experience in ambulatory medicine.
246 MEDICAL ASSISTING PRACTICUM 4 credits
Prerequisites: 126, 127, 135, 235, 230, 2780:106 and 107. This course for Medical Assistants includes 200 hours of practicum experience in ambulatory medicine where the student can perform administrative/clinical procedures with actual patients.
290 ST: MEDICAL ASSISTING 1-2 credits
Prerequisite: permission. Selected topics or workshops of interest in medical assisting technology.

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