MAST 2500 - Medical Assistant Refresher/Exam Review
Credit Hours: 3.00
This course provides a capstone review for students or graduates from medical assistant programs and experienced medical assistants who are preparing to take the national certification exam. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon successful completion of this review course, students will be able to use appropriate and professional communication in the medical office to promote healthy behaviors relating to a diverse population.
- Identify and define medical terms, word parts, and abbreviations related to all body systems.
- Distinguish between normal function and pathology of the body.
- Differentiate between legal, ethical, and moral issues affecting healthcare including standard of practice and HIPAA.
- Compare body structure and function of the human body across the life span.
- Recognize elements of fundamental writing skills.
- Identify resources required to instruct patients according to their needs to promote health maintenance and disease prevention.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe administrative functions in the medical office.
- Differentiate between electronic versus paper methods for filing and record keeping.
- Identify critical information required for patient appointment scheduling, patient admissions or procedures.
- Identify types of records, equipment, and supplies needed for record keeping.
- Identify types of insurance plans and models of managed care.
- Distinguish between diagnostic and procedural coding.
- Differentiate between bookkeeping, accounting, and accounts receivable and payable.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe clinical skills utilized in the medical office.
- Identify the infection cycle, asepsis, and infection control procedures.
- Identify proper equipment and assist with patient assessment including measurement and positioning and minor surgical procedures.
- Identify proper equipment, placement, patient preparation, and instruction for the procedures.
- Recognize OSHA standards, laboratory safety and equipment.
- Differentiate quality control standards.
- Recognize components of nutrition, food pyramid, and therapeutic diets.
- Identify classifications, effects, side effects, and adverse reactions of medications.
- Identify proper dosages, units of measure, and abbreviations in calculating medication dosages.
- Describe personal protective equipment, body mechanics, and safety techniques to prevent accidents, evacuation in a healthcare environment, fire safety, and an emergency plan for emergencies or natural disaster.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to calculate proper medication dosages.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic math computations such as fractions, decimals, and percentages.
- Locate dosage strengths utilizing oral and parenteral medication labels.
- Calculate dosage strengths utilizing oral and parenteral medication labels.
- State the rules of medication administration.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to complete mock computerized exams and quizzes in preparation for a national certification examination.
- Complete the Mock CMA Exam.
- Complete the quizzes assigned by topic.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- General Knowledge
- Medical Terminology
- Law and ethics
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Psychology and Stages of Human Growth and Development
- Communication: written and mail processing
- Patient Education
- Review Administrative Knowledge
- Administrative Technologies
- Appointment Scheduling
- Medical Records
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Coding and Claims
- Financial Practices
- Practice Management
- Review Clinical Knowledge
- Microorganisms and Asepsis
- Patient Exams, assisting, vital signs
- Minor Surgical Procedures
- Laboratory Procedures/Phlebotomy
- Medical Imaging
- Physical Modalities
- Pharmacology and Medication Administration
- Emergency Preparedness
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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