Medical Assistant

Objective

This program is designed to provide the students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work in various related areas of the Medical Assistant field, modern laboratory techniques and medical office procedures. Graduates will be qualified for an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant Technician. This program meets the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services HIV/AIDS Education.

Program Description

This program will cover the introduction to the instruction of the body, medical terminology, and clinical procedures. Included in the program are the following systems: Immune, Digestive, Respiratory, Urinary, and Reproductive, as well as office techniques with special attention to coding documents for filing and preparing agendas.

Entrance Requirements or Prerequisites

The student must have a High School Diploma or its recognized equivalent (GED). Students who do not have a High School Diploma, or who have not passed the General Education Development (GED) Test, but are beyond the compulsory age of education in the State of Florida, and who have demonstrate that they posses Ability to Benefit (ATB) from the training offered must pass the ATB exam with a minimum score of 13/50 for the Scholastic Level IV entrance exam.

Program Outline  
SUBJECTCOURSE TITLECR/HLCLBCO/HR
MA 6800Structure & Function of the body I26060
MA 6801Structure & Function of the body II26060
MA 6802Medical Language26060
MA 6804Principles of Electrocardiography2303060
MA 6806Principles of Phlebotomy2303060
MA 6807Principles of Radiography26060
MA 6810Medical Clinical Procedures I2154560
MA 6811Medical Clinical Procedures II / HIV-AIDS (4 hours)2154560
MA 6812Word Processing for Medical Assistant I2303060
MA 6814Office Techniques I2303060
MA 6818INS Medical Billing Basic2303060
MA 6819Electronic Health Record2303060
MA 6816Externship - Patient care4180
MA 6817 Externship - Clinical Procedures3150
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Program Fees  

Tuition

$8,775.00

Registration Fee

$150.00

Total Tuition & Registration Fee

$8,925.00

* Books and supplies are purchased by the student at a value of $468.00

Course Description  

MA 6800 Structure And Function Of The Body I

This course offers an introduction to the structure of the body including cells and tissues, organs systems, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Students learn about diseases that are frequently first diagnosed and treated in the Medical Office setting.

MA 6801 Structure And Function Of The Body II

This course offers an introduction to the structure of the body including respiratory, urinary, reproductive and immune systems. Students continue to learn about diseases that are frequently first diagnosed and treated in the Medical Office setting.

MA 6802 Medical Language

This is an introductory course to the field of Medical Terminology, including basic word structure and the use of medical and technical dictionaries. Students identify component parts of medical terms, analysis and reconstruction of terms with emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Students learn introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

MA 6804 Principles Of Electrocardiography

This course details the path of the blood through the heart. The conduction system of the heart and the components of the E.K.G. cycles are studied. Techniques of electrocardiography standardization and the procedure for recording and mounting a standard 12 lead electrocardiogram are studied.

MA 6806 Principles Of Phlebotomy

Students learn about current phlebotomy practice, infectious diseases and their preventions. Phlebotomy equipment usage, procedures for venipuncture, special collection procedures, and phlebotomy's complications are also studied.

MA 6807 Principles Of Radiography

This course introduces the student to X ray technology, fluoroscopy, mammography, CT scan, magnetic resonance, sonography, positioning the patient and the procedure for producing an x ray.

MA 6810 Medical Clinical Procedures I

This course introduces clinical procedures, including medical asepsis, vital signs, physical examination, appreciation of ear and eye, and local application of heat and cold.

MA 6811 Medical Clinical Procedures II/HIV-AIDS (4hrs)

This course introduces clinical procedures, including importance of sterilization and disinfection, minor surgery, administration of medication, laboratory procedures, urinalysis, microbiology and HIV/AIDS.

MA 6812 Word Processing For Medical Assistants I

An introductory course designed to enable the students to learn how to enter, edit, and modify text easily and quickly using MS WORD software.

MA 6814 Office Techniques I

This course contains introduces the fundamentals in operating systems. The course will use MS DOS and discussions about text editor, batch processing, types of commands, directory files, memory partitions, and auto execution modes.

MA 6818 INS Medical Billing Basic

This course introduces the student to the Concepts and skills for a successful career in Medical Office billing. The topics covered include Introduction to Health Insurance, Life Cycle of an Insurance Claim, Understand Coding diagnoses, and Procedures. Introduction to Patient Billing using the Medisoft System, Entering Patient, and Case Information, Processing Transactions, Claims ,Creating Statements, and Producing Reports.

MA 6819 Electronic Health Record

This course introduces the student to the Concepts and skills to work with an Electronic Health Record System. The topics covered include an introduction to Electronic Health Record, meaningful use (qualification and incentives). Using Spring Charts software for Collecting the Data (Demographics, Vital Signs, Allergies, Past and Family Medical History, Routine Medication, Office Visit, Refill, Referred, etc.) and Producing Different Reports.

MA 6816 Externship - Patient Care

Students are placed in a doctor's office to obtain actual experience as a medical assistant. Emphasis will be given to medical asepsis, vital signs, physical examination, sterilization and disinfection, use of medical office equipment, and general medical office procedures.

MA 6817 Externship - Clinical Procedures

Students are placed in a doctor's office to gain actual experience as a medical assistant. Emphasis will be observed in terms of: Telephone Communication, the Patient’s medical Record, and schedule appointments, filing, receiving and sending office communications, billing and collection Office, management equipment, preparing claims.

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