MED - Medical Assistant

MED 102  Introduction to the Medical Assisting Profession  (1-3-2)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: AHS 102, BIO 112, CPT 170, ENG 101, plus admission into the Medical Assisting program

Co-requisites: MED 104 (required), MED 107

This course introduces the student to the profession of medical assisting, the legal and ethical concepts related to medical assisting and the medical terminology of the medical office.

MED 104  Medical Assisting Administrative Procedures  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: AHS 102, BIO 112, CPT 170, ENG 101, plus admission into the Medical Assisting program

Co-requisites: MED 102 (required), MED 107

This course provides a study of receptionist duties, patient record management, insurance claims processing, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding, letter writing, computer applications and the use of other business machines.

MED 107  Medical Office Management  (2-6-4)  

Offered Fall and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: AHS 102, BIO 112, CPT 170, ENG 101, plus admission into the Medical Assisting program

Co-requisites: MED 102, MED 104

This course provides a study of the principles and practices of banking and accounting procedures, billing methods and office management. This course includes a mandatory administrative practicum experience in a physician’s office.

MED 112  Medical Assisting Pharmacology  (1-3-2)  

Offered Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: MED 102, MED 104

Co-requisites: MED 107, MED 113, MED 114 (required)

This course provides a study of principles of pharmacology, drug therapy and the administration of medication.

MED 113  Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: MED 102, MED 104, MED 107

Co-requisites: MED 112, MED 114

This course provides a study of specimen collection and techniques for related laboratory procedures routinely performed in medical offices and clinics; including hematology and procedures related to body fluids.

MED 114  Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures  (2-6-4)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: MED 102, MED 104, MED 107

Co-requisites: MED 112, MED 113

This course covers examination room techniques, including vital signs, specialty examination, minor surgical techniques and emergency procedures.

MED 126  Introduction to the Medical Scribe Profession  (2-2-2)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Review of entrance requirements by program director and approval for registration

This course provides an overview of the interdisciplinary healthcare team and an overview of the health care system. Professional communications, standard precautions and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are addressed.

MED 127  Pathophysiology for the Medical Scribe  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: BIO 112

This course is the study of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, diagnosis and management of diseases and injuries.

MED 154  Medical Scribe Practicum I  (0-6-2)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: HIM 101, HIM 102

Co-requisite: MED 127 (required)

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain practical scribing experience in a real or simulated medical setting.

MED 155  Medical Scribe Practicum II  (0-6-2)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: MED 154

This course provides students with an additional opportunity to gain practical scribing experience in a real or simulated medical setting.

MED 156  Clinical Experience I  (3-9-6)  

Offered Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: MED 112, MED 113, MED 114

This course provides direct experience in a physician’s office or other selected medical facilities. This course incorporates a comprehensive review of prior knowledge and a mandatory clinical practicum experience.

MED 170  Medical Assisting Professional Seminar  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: MED 154, MED 156

Co-requisite: MED 155

This course covers selected topics applicable to the medical assistant profession and focuses on advancing knowledge while developing specialty skills in leadership and professionalism.