Medical Assistant (MA)

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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