MA 100. Interpersonal Communication. (3 Credits)

presents an overview of interpersonal communication and works to improve students interpersonal communication skills. Includes principles of verbal and nonverbal communication, fundamental writing skills, and how to adapt communication for individual needs. Students will be able to initiate, recognize and respond to verbal, nonverbal, and written communication. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 106. Medical Terminology. (1 Credit)

is a creative and interactive introduction to medical terminology. Students will learn medical terminology basics, anatomic structures, and terms of reference, health care record terminology, symptomatic and diagnostic terminology, diagnostic tests and procedural terminology, operative and therapeutic terminology. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 107. Student Success Strategies. (3 Credits)

engages students in cultivating the abilities necessary to for academic and professional success, including study and research skills, learning styles, use of technology, and critical thinking skills. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 110. Psychology. (3 Credits)

is an introductory survey course acquainting the student with the procedures, principles, theories, and vocabulary of psychology as a science. It includes the basic principles, developmental stages of the life cycle, mental health and applied psychology. Also covered are the effects of heredity, environment, and culture on development. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 115. Math for HC Professionals. (1 Credit)

studies the use of mathematics in the health care field. Includes using: basic mathematics, roman numerals, military time, fractions, word problems, percentages, decimals, ratios and proportions, the metric system, U.S. customary units and the apothecary system, and application of measurement and dose conversion. 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 120. Emergency Procedures. (1 Credit)

MA 125. Computing for HC Professionals. (1 Credit)

teaches students how to comfortably navigate an electronic medical record by reading/examining patient charts and entering information into charts. 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 130. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. (1 Credit)

provides instruction in the American Heart Association training for Healthcare Providers. Covers rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an AED, and how to care for choking victims. Techniques for caring for infants, children and adults are covered. 1 credit hour.

Prerequisite: None

MA 140. Medical Law and Ethics. (3 Credits)

is a lecture discussion course designed to present legal guidelines and requirements for health care. Included are topics such as personal attributes of health care workers, job readiness issues, workplace dynamics, and different allied health professions and credentialing. Medical ethics and bioethics are discussed as well as risk management issues as they relate to the practice of medicine and the practice of medical assisting. Students will learn to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality, perform within legal and ethical boundaries, establish and maintain the medical record, and document appropriately. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 150. Pharmacology. (3 Credits)

provides students with an introduction to pharmacology. It covers all categories of drugs, their generic equivalents, and their actions as well as the body systems affected by them. The course includes dosage calculation, adverse reactions, contraindications, precautions, interactions, administration, and patient management. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MA 210. Med Administrative Proced I. (3 Credits)

introduces the student to basic medical office functions, bookkeeping and basic accounting, insurance billing and coding, and facility management. The student will learn to perform clerical functions, bookkeeping procedures, prepare special accounting entries, and process insurance claims. Practice with EMR systems is also included. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MA 215. Endocrine/Urinary/Reproductive. (4 Credits)

presents information relating to anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and the pharmacology of the endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems. There is a hands-on component to this class that allows students to learn and practice skills necessary for professional competency in the clinic setting. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 220. Med Admin Proced II. (3 Credits)

continuation of Administrative Procedures I. Additional practice related to the medical office, job interviewing techniques and resume preparation also included. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MA 225. Respiratory/Cardiovascular Sys. (4 Credits)

presents information relating to anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and the pharmacology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. There is a hands-on component to this class that allows students to learn and practice skills necessary for professional competency in the clinic setting. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 230. Anatomy & Physiology I. (3 Credits)

teaches the basic structure of medical terms and how to build words from word parts. This course also includes applications of medical terminology and correct pronunciation of medical terms. It covers the anatomy and physiology of body systems including the digestive, urinary, and musculoskeletal. It presents common pathology and diseases of each system along with diagnostic and treatment modalities. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MA 235. Administrative Procedures. (4 Credits)

introduces basic medical office functions. The student will learn how to utilize computer software for scheduling, maintaining records, and preparing professional communications. It includes setting up a medical record, telephone techniques, medical records management, and written communication. This course covers ICD, HCPCS and CPT coding, insurance plan information, and managing practice finances. It also includes job interviewing techniques and resume preparation. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 240. Anatomy & Physiology II. (3 Credits)

covers body systems including respiratory, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic, integumentary, endocrine, and sense organs. It integrates medical terminology with each body system. It also includes pathology and diseases of each system along with diagnostic and treatment modalities. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MA 245. Lymphatic/Digestive/Blood Sys. (4 Credits)

presents information relating to anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and the pharmacology of the lymphatic, digestive and blood systems. There is a hands-on component to this class that allows students to learn and practice skills necessary for professional competency in the clinic setting. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 250. Med Lab Procedures I. (3 Credits)

is designed to instruct in the collection and preparation of laboratory specimens. It covers information about the laboratory setting, including CLIA. Routine laboratory testing in the areas of hematology and blood chemistry will be performed on blood specimens collected in class by the venipuncture or skin puncture methods. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MA 255. Musculoskel/Skin/Nervous/Sense. (4 Credits)

presents information relating to anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and the pharmacology of the musculoskeletal, skin, nervous and sense systems. There is a hands-on component to this class that allows students to learn and practice skills necessary for professional competency in the clinic setting. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

MA 260. Medical Lab Procedures II. (3 Credits)

students will learn the importance of quality control, and instructing patients in proper collection techniques. Male reproductive health and colon procedures are covered as well as information on radiology and diagnostic procedures. Routine laboratory testing in the areas of urinalysis, microbiology, and serology is performed on collected specimens. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MA 270. Medical Clinical Proced I. (3 Credits)

presents information about medical asepsis and infection control, sterilizing and sanitizing equipment, and obtaining and recording vital signs. Students learn proper patient preparation for and how to assist the physician with different types of examinations. Students demonstrate their ability to perform skills through competency testing. Theory is presented in conjunction with planned student activities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MA 280. Med Clinical Procedures II. (3 Credits)

instructs students in administration of medication, injections, assisting with minor office surgery, performing eye and ear assessments, the use of physical agents to promote tissue healing, and emergency procedures. There is also a section on cardiopulmonary procedures and electrocardiography. Students demonstrate their ability to perform skills through competency testing. Theory is provided in conjunction with planned activities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MA 300. Medical Assistant Externship. (3 Credits)

provides the student with an opportunity to demonstrate application of learned concepts, principles, and procedures required to assist the physician in daily office activities within a supervised ambulatory health care setting. Each student must complete a minimum of 160 hours. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL