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Medical Assistant (MAP)

MAP-111 Medical Office Mgt I, 3 cr.
Administrative procedures such as reception techniques, telephone skills, appointment scheduling, mail processing, office equipment operation and maintenance, travel arrangements, insurance forms, and coding will be studied.
 
MAP-114 Medical Office Management I, 4 cr.
This course is designed to emphasize the functions and practices of administrative procedures in a medical office. Students will be introduced to the profession of administrative medical assisting and the various responsibilities of a healthcare professional. Topics include, but are not limited to medical law and ethics, verbal and written communication skills, managing appointments, introduction to health information management, and computer applications in the medical office.
 
MAP-117 Medical Office Management II, 3 cr.
Covers private and public insurance types, processing and handling claims, insurance coding and legal precautions in claims processing. Instruction in pegboard accounting, banking procedures and financial record keeping, and records management is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: MAP-111.
 
MAP-128 Automated Medical Office, 2 cr.
Computer technology and medi-team simulation of an actual medical clinic situation. Recording patient appointments, insurance information, patient medical information and the use of forms for medical office financial transactions.
 
MAP-133 Medical Transcription, 3 cr.
Develops proficiency in the use of dictation and transcription equipment. Medical tapes of actual case histories, consultations, and surgical diagnostic and autopsy reports are used to provide a realistic experience. Application and correct spelling of medical terminology is continuous with the learning process.
 
MAP-135 Medical Transcription II, 3 cr.
This course will be used to further develop proficiency in the use of transcription equipment and software. The student will utilize skills developed within the previous Medical Transcription course. In this course the student will concentrate on seven types of report format used by the AAMT and utilized in medical facilities today. Application, proofreading, as well as anatomy and medical terminology will be utilized and improved during this course.
 
MAP-141 Medical Insurance, 3 cr.
Educates the student in the area of health insurance and billing. Develops an understanding of all health insurance plan options, expansions as well as modifications in state and federal regulations. Instruction will be given in the areas of processing health insurance claims, planning options, carrier requirements, state and federal regulations, abstracting relevant information from source documents, accurately completing claim forms, and coding diagnoses and procedures.
 
MAP-233 Medical Laboratory Procedures, 4 cr.
Laboratory safety measures and familiarization with the care and use of laboratory equipment. Urinalysis techniques including collection, physical examination and microscopic examination of urine specimens. Microbiology classification and the collection and preparation of microbiological specimens.
 
MAP-253 Limited Radiology I, 3 cr.
Provides the foundation principles of physics and radiographic imaging necessary for the practice of limited radiology. Emphasis is on the application of the scientific concepts.
 
MAP-254 Limited Radiology II, 4 cr.
Introduces positioning for the practice of limited radiology. Prerequisite: MAP-253.
 
MAP-330 Career Prep Medical Asst, 1 cr.
Teaches necessary skills for successful resume writing and job interviewing. Prepares medical assistants for their summer practicum with practical application of learned skills. Orients students to the Practicum experience.
 
MAP-342 Clinical Assisting I, 3 cr.
On-the-job training to provide students with training in medical asepsis; infection control; interviewing and obtaining patient information; vital signs; vision screening; assisting the physician with various physical examinations; instructing patients with physical therapy needs; and performing electrocardiograms.
 
Further on-the-job training in aseptic techniques and assisting with minor surgery examinations, including the identification and use of instruments; sterilization and disinfection techniques; sterile dressing application; and cast application and care.
 
MAP-402 Medical Law and Ethics, 2 cr.
This course is designed to provide the student with legal and ethical knowledge to make proper professional judgments. Topics include legal issues pertinent to the medical and chiropractic clinics. Major bioethical and ethical issues are included.
 
MAP-453 Therapeutic Communications, 2 cr.
The basic principles of psychology as they apply to the student’s personal, social and vocational life.
 
MAP-512 Pharmacology, 2 cr.
This course introduces the Allied Health student to concepts of drug actions and interactions with focus on principles of pharmacology.  Students will learn to utilize drug reference books with review on medical terminology as it pertains to prescriptions, documentation, medication administration, medication classifications, and mechanism of action.
 
MAP-515 Pharmacology, 3 cr.
Commonly administered drugs, their uses and the effect on the body. Information on correct dosage, methods and routes of drug administration, dosage calculation and the legal and ethical standards for the administration and dispensing of drugs by the physician.
 
MAP-940 Practicum: Medical Office Technology, 3 cr.
On-the-job training in a position related to the student’s career goal.
 
MAP-941 Practicum, 3 cr.
On-the-job training in a position related to the student’s career goal.
 
MAP 942  Limited Radiology III Practicum, 2 cr.

Students will transfer knowledge gained from Limited Radiology I and II into the clinical setting. The student will perform a total of 80 hours of clinical experience, completing 12 clinical competencies.  Six hours of face to face lecture will include instruction of special radiologic views prior to beginning the clinical rotation.  Prerequisites: MAP-254 

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