MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology

2 Credits

Introduction to medical terminology used by health care professionals with emphasis on basics of word building, defining, spelling, reading practice, and pronunciation. Designed to provide students with a foundation for medical word building and to help students who intend to enroll in Medical Terminology I and/or Anatomy and Physiology.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MA-1020 Medical Terminology I

3 Credits

Terminology utilized by health care professionals. Emphasis on correct spelling, definition, and pronunciation. Usage of basic and complex medical terms related to the body as a whole, and to the musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, urinary, female reproductive, male reproductive and cardiovascular systems. Proficient use of medical dictionary emphasized.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: OHL009. CTAN Approved: CTPT001 and CTMT001.

MA-1321 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures

2 Credits

Basic principles of laboratory knowledge in the operations of a physician's office laboratory. Safety regulations along with the regulatory agency guidelines and requirements. A heavy emphasis is placed on patient instruction in the collection of a specimen, the proper processing of speciment to ensure a reliable result, and the reporting of test results.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MATH-0955 Beginning Algegra or appropriate math placement score; and MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology; and concurrent enrollment in MA-132L Medical office Laboratory Procedures, and departmental approval: admission to Medical Assisting program. CTAN Approved: CTMAT009.

MA-132L Medical Office Laboratory Procedures

1 Credit

Laboratory component to the Medical Office Laboratory Procedures course. Includes the importance of quality control and quality assurance in the physican's office laboratory. Technical procedures for venipuncture and capilarry sticks, and collection and processing of specimens covered. Laboratory testing including basic urinalysis, microbiology testing, serological testing, hematology testing and point of care testing. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvoement Amendment (CLIA) regulations will be taught as they apply to the Physician Office Laboratory (POL).

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MATH-0955 Beginning Algegra or appropriate math placement score; and MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology; and concurrent enrollment in MA-1321 Office Laboratory Procedures, and departmental approval: admission to Medical Assisting program. CTAN Approved: CTMAT009.

MA-1402 Basic Clinical Medical Assisting

2 Credits

Discuss theory of fundamental clinical procedures in physician's offices and related ambulatory care settings. Review of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as relate to diseases, disorders and diagnostic testing. Provide patient communication focusing on diverse populations and special needs. Theory and practice of pharmacology and pharmacology math associated with the ambulatory setting. Completion of course requires ten mandatory hours outside class time in the Preventive Care Center under supervision of faculty and staff.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate math placement score; and MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology or MA-1020 Medical Terminology I; and concurrent enrollment in MA-140L Basic Clinical Medical Assisting Lab, and departmental approval: admission to Medical Assisting program. CTAN Approved: CTMAT008.

MA-140L Basic Clinical Medical Assisting Lab

1 Credit

Laboratory component to Basic Clinical Medical Assisting course. Perform fundamental clinical assisting procedures in the physician's office, clinic, family practice centers, urgent cares, or hospitals. Perform procedures used in patient examinations including medical asepsis, vital signs including anthropometric measurements, positioning and draping, visual and hearing acuity screenings, perform EKg's, Holter Moniters, Pulmonary Function Tests, Phlebotomy, Capilary sticks, and the administration of injections.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate math placement score; and MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology or MA-1020 Medical Terminology I; and concurrent enrollment in MA-1402 Basic Clinical Medical Assisting; and departmental approval: admission to the Medical Assisting program. CTAN Approved: CTMAT008.

MA-1503 Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office

2 Credits

Prepares students to handle the day-to-day front office operations ina medical facility. Office communications are simulated by typing various forms of correspondences seen in the physician's office. receiving and sorting of incoming mail, scheduling appointments and surgeries, setting up new offices, phone techniques and etiquette, maintaining medical records, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) emphasized. Learn the skills necessary to become an office manager, including terminations, hirings, bookkeeping and finances. Emphasis is placed on electronic technolgy used in today's medical office practices.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MATH-0955 Beginning Algegra or appropriate math placement score; and MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology or MA-1020 Medical Terminology I; and concurrent enrollment in MA-150L Administrative Procedures Laboratory, and departmental approval: admission to Medical Assisting program. CTAN Approved: CTMAT004 and CTMAT005.

MA-150L Administrative Procedures Laboratory

1 Credit

Laboratory component of Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office course. Practice handling the day-to-day operations in the front office of a medical practice. Communicate both verbally and non-verbally, receiving and sorting mail, appointment scheduling (both manually and electronically), filing, handling prescription refills, telephone techniques, maintaining medical records, finances and banking of the practice, human resources, marketing and customer service techniques. Protection of patient information and records, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Strong emphasis in teaching and learning the Electronic Medical Health Record.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate math placement score; and MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology or MA-1020 Medical Terminology I, or concurrent enrollment in MA-1503 Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office and departmental approval: admission to Medical Assistant program. CTAN Approved: CTMAT004 and CTMAT005.

MA-1820 Independent Study/Research in Medical Assisting

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

MA-2010 Medical Terminology II

2 Credits

Terminology utilized by health care professionals. Emphasis on spelling, definition, pronunciation, and usage of basic and complex medical terms related to hematology, lymphatic, integumentary, special senses, nervous, psychiatric and endocrine systems. Emphasis on reading, translating and composing medical documents. Proficient use of medical dictionary emphasized.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MA-1020 Medical Terminology I, or departmental approval: related work experience.

MA-2110 Reimbursement for Physician Services

2 Credits

Basic overview of insurance forms, terms, and coding methodologies used in the physician office. Introduction to reimbursement methodologies and claims processing procedures for the medical office. Review basics of CPT,ICD 9, and HCPCS. Includes electronically filing a CMS1500 form and completing "clean claims", and how to follow up on rejected claim forms. Also provides a brief introduction of ICD 10.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations and departmental approval. CTAN Approved: CTMAT006.

MA-2413 Advanced Clinical Medical Assisting

3 Credits

Theory necessary for the medical assistant (MA) to perform and assist with advanced procedures in the physician's office, clinic, and other ambulatory settings. Coverage of body systems in relation to specialized exams/treatments, laboratory/diagnostic.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MA-1321 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures, and MA-132L Medical Office Laboratory Procedures Lab, and MA-1402 Basic Clinical Medical Assisting, and MA-140L Basic Clinical Medical Assisting Lab, and MA-1503 Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office, and MA-150L Administrative Procedures Laboratory, and concurrent enrollment in MA-241L Advanced Clinical Assisting Lab. CTAN Approved: CTMAT010.

MA-241L Advanced Clinical Assisting Lab

1 Credit

Laboratory component to Advanced Clinical Assisting course. Practice psychmotor skills required by the medical assistant to perform advanced procedures in the physicians office, clinic, or family practice centers. Emphasis will be placed on mastering those skills related to Ophthalmology, Otology, Gastroenterology, Urinary, Male Reproduction, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Neurology, Mental Health, Endocrinology, Pulmonary, and Geriatric Medicine.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MA-1321 Medical office Laboratory Procedures, and MA-132L Medical office Laboratory Procedures, and MA-1401 Basic Clinical Medical Assisting, and MA-140L Basic Clinical Medical Assisting Lab, and MA-1503 Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office, and MA-150L Administrative Procedures Laboratory, and concurrent enrollment in MA-2412 Advanced Clinical Medical Assisting. CTAN Approved: CTMAT010.

MA-2600 Patient Navigator Fundamentals

2 Credits

Introduction to basic patient navigation techniques: Patient resources, health promotion, preventative medicine, professional conduct, patient interviewing techniques. Learning how to recognize health disparities and increase health literacy.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Patient Navigator Program.

MA-2610 Advanced Health Care Delivery Coordination

2 Credits

Advanced training in competent delivery of coordination care in the ambulatory and the inpatient settings to patients with chronic illness and assist with end-of-life care. Includes navigation between the medical team, patients and their families.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Patient Navigator program.

MA-2620 Patient-Centered Medical Home

2 Credits

Advanced training for students to work with Patient-Centered Medical Homes by coordinating care between the medical team and the patient. Includes concepts, applications, intervention strategies, and implementations for successful patient care.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Patient Navigator program.

MA-2805 Special Topics: University Hospitals Patient Navigator Training

2 Credits

This course will provide training for patient navigators to develop resources for assisting patients. Potential patient barriers and solutions will be covered as well as methods to patients. Potential patient barriers and solutions will be covered as well as methods to assist patients through complex healthcare systems. Tools for educating patients in chronic disease will be provided including methods for engaging and motivating patients in behavior changes. Students will learn how to assist the medical team and engage with patients to provide a better patient experience and therefore a better quality of life.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: completion of an accredited medical assisting program or a CMA certification.

MA-2806 Special Topics: Patient Care Navigator

2 Credits

Children with complex chronic conditions create challenges for the parents/caregivers. Patient Advocates determines barriers the child/parent/caregiver face and provides solutions to those barriers. Patient Advocates engage the family/caregiver in a meaningful way to deliver and provide proper health care to the child for a better quality of life.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: completion of an accredited medical assisting program, CMA certification, current CPR/First Aid certified, and in good standing with credentialing organization.

MA-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Medical Assisting

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

MA-2840 Patient Navigator Practicum

3 Credits

Capstone course in Patient Navigator Professional Certificate. Review of Patient Navigator principles, procedures and practical applications. Compare and contrast various clinical settings. Supervised clinical experience in a medical setting (inpatient or outpatient). Students will perform duties of a patient navigator under the auspices of a preceptor at the site.

Other Required Hours: 210 hours at practicum/Clinical site; seminar: 15 hours per semester (1 hour a week).

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Patient Navigator program.

MA-2860 Medical Assisting Practicum

2 Credits

Capstone course in Medical Assisting. Supervised clinical experience in a physicians office, clinic or family practice center. Students perform duties of a medical assistant while rotating through administrative and clinical areas of a physicians office, clinic or family practice center.

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 210 hours per semester.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MA-2410 Advanced Clinical Medical Assisting, MA-1511 Medical Office Procedures, and MA-2980 Medical Assisting Seminar. CTAN Approved: CTMAT011.

MA-2980 Medical Assisting Seminar

1 Credit

Principles, procedures, and practical application of administrative, clinical and special medical assisting procedures. Opportunity to compare and contrast practices in various clinical settings. Discussion of certification and preparation to function as a certified medical assistant. Discussion of future trends in medical assisting profession.

Other Required Hours: Seminar: 1 hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MA-2860 Medical Assisting Practicum, or departmental approval. CTAN Approved: CTMAT011.