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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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