May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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AHMA 201 - Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures I

Credit(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): acceptance into the Medical Assistant program.
In this course, students develop a basic knowledge of medical assistant skills required for completing the Medical Assistant, CAS program. Students will learn how to perform vital signs, use electronic medical records, prepare exam rooms and patients, and assist during an exam. Medical office skills that apply to pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology are also covered. This course emphasizes the high standard of ethical principles, confidentiality, and professionalism required to progress to AHMA 203 . (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Obtain and record patient information including history, medications, and vital signs using electronic medical records software.
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor and understanding of the essentials of confidentiality and medical ethics.
  • Facilitate patients in the medical office and exam room.
  • Understand the principles of patient education.
  • Apply surgical asepsis techniques, including during patient care and care of the medical office.
  • Instruct patients in the use of wheel chair, cane and crutches.
  • Exhibit good communication skills and knowledge of medical terms as they apply to genecology, obstetrics, and other body systems.

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