M E D I C A L A SS I S T I N G 345 MDA 113 MDA 119 Medical Terminology Electrocardiography and Cardiac Diagnostics 3 credit hours — Three hours weekly; one term. 3 credits — Three hours weekly; one term. Learn medical terminology, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots and Provides the theory and applications for health care students and profes- medical abbreviations. Utilize concepts presented in a body systems approach sionals who are interested in mastering electrocardiography skills in the out- that emphasizes key anatomical and physiological terms. Additional topics patient and inpatient settings. Students learn the didactic and associated include pathology, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities. technical skills to perform an Electrocardiogram. Additional theory includes cardiology, vascular anatomy and physiology of the heart, pathophysiology, MDA 114 Electrocardiogram interpretation and the clinical significance related to Diseases of the Human Body health, pathology and metabolic conditions. Students manipulate 3 credit hours — Three hours weekly; one term. Electrocardiogram equipment and perform tracings on other students with A survey course designed to introduce disease pathology and reinforce the instructor supervision. Theory pertaining to additional cardiac testing, such as appropriate terminology. Initial discussions relate to disorders that affect the holter monitoring and stress testing, is presented. Lab fee $60. whole body, such as immune disorders and neoplasms; thereafter, diseases Prerequisites: MDA 110, MDA 111, MDA 113 and RXN 211. that primarily affect a specific body system such as cardiovascular, gastroin- testinal, renal and dermatologic disorders. Selected diseases will focus on MDA 125 definition, causes when appropriate, signs and symptoms, clinical findings, Phlebotomy treatment and aspects of patient teaching. 6 credit hours — Three hours of lecture and two hours of college laboratory weekly; Prerequisite: MDA 113 and BIO 230 or permission of department chair. 90 hours of clinical practicum; one term. Prepares students for national certification as phlebotomists. Course content MDA 115 includes venipuncture theory and techniques, concepts of cardiovascular anato- Fundamentals of Medical Assisting my, physiology and terminology and an introduction to standard hospital labo- 3 credit hours — Three hours weekly; one term. ratory tests. Laboratory practice focuses on venipuncture, capillary puncture and Introduces the professional and career responsibilities of the administra- collection of blood samples for hematologic testing. Students practice phleboto- tive medical assistant. Emphasizes interpersonal communication, records my skills on each other under strict supervision of the instructor. Clinical labora- management, administrative responsibilities and financial administration of tory begins midterm. Assigned hours are between 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday the physician’s office and other healthcare settings. through Friday. Corequisite: MDA 113. Students must complete 90 hours of assigned clinical practicum. Final grade is based on written tests and a pass/fail in the clinical laboratory. MDA 116 Students who receive a final grade below C are awarded an F in the course. Fundamentals of Managed Care Lab fee $100. 3 credit hours — 45 hours of lecture; one term. Eligibility for national certification includes a final grade of C or better, Learn concepts and fundamentals of managed-care systems and opera- work experience as a phlebotomist and payment of an additional fee to the tions. Contrast traditional medicine and managed health care. Reinforces certifying organization. the relationships among medical terminology, health insurance and medical Special admission requirements: (1) 18 years of age or older; (2) high coding. school graduate or equivalent; (3) eligibility for ENG 111 or ENG 115 or ENG Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 111 or ENG 115 or ENG 121. 121; (4) submission of a completed health form with recent physical examina- tion and immunization history; and (5) current certification in Basic Life MDA 117 Support for the Health Provider (CPR) valid through the last day of the Medical Insurance and Coding practicum. 3 credit hours — Three hours weekly; one term. Learn elementary medical coding of diagnoses, medical procedures and MDA 140 services, optical scanning rules for filing claims and local/national billing Medical Office Clinical Procedures requirements for various insurance carriers. Utilize medical terms specific to 6 credit hours — Four hours of lecture and four hours of college laboratory weekly; one medical insurance claims, legal and ethical concerns and methods of claim term. transmission. Practice claim form requirements utilizing computer-based Learn the theory and skills necessary to function in the medical setting as claim form case studies. a clinical medical assistant. Focus theoretical applications on the entire life Corequisite: MDA 113 span, including health, health promotion, wellness and illness. Apply learned concepts in the college lab, including electrocardiogram, medication prepara- MDA 118 tion and administration, preparing for and assisting with procedures, obtain- Intravenous Therapy ing vital signs and the practice of aseptic technique. Students are required to 3 credits — Three hours weekly; one term. practice selected skills on each other during college laboratory. Lab fee $100. Provides the students with the practices of intravenous therapy (IVT) in the Prerequisite: MDA 113, MDA 115, MDA 117. inpatient and outpatient settings. Students are given an overview of IVT theo- Corequisite: RXN 211. ry, techniques for insertion, monitoring, and care and maintenance of exter- nal, peripheral intravenous lines. Additional topics include care and mainte- MDA 141 nance of venous access devices, such as midline peripheral catheters, central Diagnostic Laboratory Tests and Terminology venous catheters and internal ports. Other topics include types and purpose 3 credit hours — Three hours of lecture weekly; one term. of IVT, mechanical and infusion pumps including patient-controlled analgesia, Introduction to major definitive blood and urine laboratory tests, collec- calculation procedures, administration sets, types of fluids related to specific tion mechanisms and theory of venipuncture. Primary focus is on the accurate condition and expected outcome and discontinuation. The course focus is on transcription of laboratory data related to diagnostic tests. This course is rec- the application and understanding, as well as presenting real-life situations ommended for medical transcription students. Medical assisting students that can occur during IV therapy and their necessary solutions. Lab fee $50. must enroll in MDA 142. Prerequisites: MDA 110, MDA 111, MDA 113 and RXN 211. Prerequisite: BIO 230 (or equivalent) and MDA 113 or permission of the Medical Assisting department coordinator.
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