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Medical Assistant (MAS) Courses

MAS 101 - Pharmacology for Health Professions

(2.00 credits)

This course introduces legislation relating to drugs, drug references, drug classification and actions. Various areas will be touched on, such as patient education, effects of specific drug actions on body systems, side effects, precautions to be used, contraindications, etc. Vitamin and mineral functions are covered as well as the subject of substance abuse. Time will be given to learn how to use a PDR as a reference for information.

MAS 120 - Diseases of the Human Body

(2.00 credits)

Introduction to diseases of the human body. Includes infectious and congenital diseases, neoplasms, as well as diseases of each specific body system.

MAS 121 - Beginning Admin Skills for Medical Assistants

(4.00 credits)

This course includes the components of an administrative career in a physician's office, and other health care facilities. Group collaboration and the aspects of health care team, oral and written communication skills, and operational tasks such as scheduling patient appointments, managing patient records, and patient accounts will be included.

MAS 122 - Beginning Clinical Skills Medical Assistants

(4.00 credits)

This course introduces students to the clinical aspect of working in a physician's office, medical clinic, or other health care facility. Clinical and lab procedures included in this course are medical record creation and maintenance, vital signs, medical asepsis and OSHA standards, introduction to laboratory procedures and testing and necessary documentation, laboratory quality control and quality assurance, and physical agents that promote healing, ear and eye exams and procedures and all necessary documentation.

MAS 205 - Administration of Medications

(2.00 credits)

This course covers the routes of administration and the proper method of delivery of medications by those routes. Various types of medication are discussed as well as the absolute rules concerning medication administration, including dosage calculations.

MAS 210 - Externship II

(6.00 credits)

Upon successful completion of the classroom and laboratory instruction required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree, each student will complete an externship that provides an opportunity in a medical facility to incorporate principles, activities, and skills previously learned while under the supervision of qualified personnel.

MAS 221 - Advanced Administration Skills for Medical Assistants

(4.00 credits)

Using extensive computer applications, students will learn document composition, banking and bookkeeping skills, advanced medical office procedures, and transcription skills required for medical office management.

MAS 222 - Advanced Clinical Skills, Medical Assistants

(4.00 credits)

Upon completion of the course the student will have demonstrated the ability to perform numerous clinical skills necessary and common in a variety of health care environments: assist with specialty examinations, knowledge of skills and equipment needed to perform EKG and spirometry testing and the documentation needed, assist with colon exam and lab testing, prepare and set-up for minor surgical procedures and sterile technique. Introduction to radiology and diagnostic procedure will also be included.


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