Academics

MEDO 100 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING

0.5 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to introduce students to the medical assistant profession and the role of the medical assistant as a member of the health care team in outpatient, ambulatory health care facilities. A variety of skills and responsibilities performed by medical assistants will be covered; from front office administrative duties to the important clinical role the MA/CMA plays in assisting the physician in the medical office.


MEDO 110 MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course studies the medical office from a business-administrative standpoint including clerical functions, bookkeeping procedures, professional communications, legal and ethical concepts, operational functions related to safety and emergency procedures, and cultural diversity awareness.

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Medical Office Administrative Assistant and/or Medical Assistant Program and concurrently enrolled in MEDO 112


MEDO 111 MEDICAL ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROCEDURES

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to the clinical procedures commonly performed in health care settings which include medical asepsis and infection control, medical history and patient assessment, vital signs, assisting with the physical examination, surgical instruments and sterilization, assisting with minor office surgery, preparing and administering medications and maintaining their records, and other common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Lectures and applied experiences are included.

Pre-requisite: Completion of BIOL 140, MEDO 110, HLTH 121, all with a grade of "C" or better


MEDO 112 MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course emphasizes working with electronic medical records and procedural and diagnostic coding basics as applied to the medical office setting.

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Program, Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program, Medical coder Program and/or department approval


MEDO 114 CLINICAL LABORATORY SKILLS FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to perform basic medical laboratory tests that are performed in medical offices, to practice good techniques in laboratory procedures to apply to all tests, and to properly clean and maintain lab equipment.

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Program and concurrently enrolled in MLT 110, MEDO 111, COMM 110, HLTH 107


MEDO 115 INTRODUCTION TO ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is intended to introduce the student to the concepts of coding medical conditions and procedures. Through guided instruction and practical experience students will become familiar with an entry-level proficiency in the techniques of coding using the ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification) and ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Procedure Coding System).

Pre-requisite: HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


MEDO 117 INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to teach the basic purpose, structure and conventions of the CPT system.

Pre-requisite: HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent, and/or department approval


MEDO 118 CODING INTERNSHIP

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This supervised internship course is arranged for students in a variety of health care settings where they will have the opportunity to apply and gain a working knowledge of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) and Current Procedural Terminology coding systems (CPT) to determine appropriate reimbursement for services rendered by health care providers.

Pre-requisite: MEDO 115, MEDO 117, and MEDO 120, all with a grade of "C" or better


MEDO 119 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides an introduction of pharmacology for the medical assistant. Emphasis will be placed on basic drug terminology, drug classifications, and a drug's effect on the different body systems.

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Program and concurrently enrolled in MEDO 125


MEDO 120 INTERMEDIATE ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course builds on the basic knowledge of coding presented in the introductory course. Explanation of coding procedures for complex body systems as well as the technicalities of complete and accurate coding and DRG assignments in the in-patient setting will be covered.

Pre-requisite: MEDO 115 with a grade of "C" or better and/or department approval


MEDO 122 MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a practical application of the common medical office administrative skills by participation in a supervised experience at a local health care facility.

Pre-requisite: MEDO 110, HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and the completion of BIOL 106 or BIOL 140, and HEOCC 112, COMM 110, all with a grade of "C" or higher or concurrent enrollment and current CPR certification


MEDO 125 MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continued study of medical assisting administrative and clinical skills by participating in supervised practical experience at local health care settings.

Pre-requisite: MEDO 111, MEDO 114, HLTH 107, MLT 110, COMM 110, all with a grade of "C" or better, current CPR certification


MEDO 255 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides the student the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student.

Pre-requisite: Department Approval