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MEDO 110: MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Office and/or Medical Assistant Program.

This course studies the medical office from a business-administrative standpoint including clerical functions, bookkeeping procedures, processing insurance claims, professional communications, legal and ethical concepts, patient instruction and operational functions.

MEDO 111: MEDICAL ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROCEDURES

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 140, MEDO 110, MEDO 112, and HEOCC 112 with a grade of "C" or better

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.

MEDO 112: MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assisting Program, Medical Office Assistant Program and/or department approval and concurrently enrolled in MEDO 110.

This course emphasizes basic computer software operations as applied to the medical office setting.

MEDO 114: CLINICAL LABORATORY SKILLS FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MLT 110 (CLT 110) and admission to the Medical Assistant Program

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.

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

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: HLTH 121 or department approval

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).

MEDO 116: INTRODUCTION TO ICD-9-CM CODING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

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-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification).

MEDO 117: INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: HLTH 121 or equivalent and/or department approval

This course is designed to teach the basic purpose, structure and conventions of the CPT system.

MEDO 118: CODING INTERNSHIP

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MEDO 115, MEDO 117, and MEDO 120.

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 and Current Procedural Terminology coding systems to determine appropriate reimbursement for services rendered by health care providers.

MEDO 119: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Program.

This course provides an introduction of pharmacology for the medical assistant. Emphasis will be placed on mathematical drug calculations, basic drug terminology, drug classifications, and a drug's effect on the different body systems.

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

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MEDO 115 and/or department approval

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.

MEDO 122: MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MEDO 110 and 112, ACCTG 105, BIOL 106, ENGL 110, HLTH 041 with a grade of "C" or better and must be taken concurrently with WP 122, HEOCC 112, BUS 121, MEDO 115 or 117 or completed with a grade of "C" or better.

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.

MEDO 125: MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICUM

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MEDO 111, MEDO 115, CLT 111, CLT 112, HLTH 071, HLTH 120, and HLTH 041 all with a grade of "C" or better

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

MEDO 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department Approval

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.