Administrative Procedures 1

Credits: 4

Prerequisite: READ 0220 Reading Strategies, ENGL 0230 Writing Foundations or placement determined by assessment

Co-Requisite: MEDA 1201 Clinical Procedures I, MEDA 1301 Laboratory Procedures I

This course introduces the student to a wide variety of medical office duties that are commonly performed by the medical assistant. Students will discover their roles and responsibilities as a member of the healthcare team. This course will provide a foundation of law and ethics. It will cover the point of law as well as ethical dilemmas faced in the medical office. Documentation and professionalism will be covered. Students will understand a variety of ways in which patients may communicate in the medical office. Telecommunication, computer skills, use of the internet and use of office equipment will be covered.  Documentation, filing, paper medical records and the electronic medical record will be taught.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none