Medical Assisting (MED)

  • Professional Interaction in Health Care

    MED-114, Lecture: 1, Credits: 1
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course is designed to identify various patient behaviors encountered in the medical setting. Emphasis is placed on stressors related to illness, cultural influences, death and dying, and needs specific to patients. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize appropriate methods of verbal and nonverbal communication with empathy and impartiality.

  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

    MED-116, Lecture: 3, Lab: 2, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces basic anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between body structure and function and the procedures common to health care. Upon completion, students should be able to identify body system components and functions relating this knowledge to the delivery of health care.

  • Medical Terminology I

    MED-121, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

  • Medical Terminology II

    MED-122, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take MED-121
    No corequisites.

    This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

  • Administrative Office Procedures I

    MED-130, Lecture: 1, Lab: 2, Credits: 2
    Spring 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment processing, written and oral communications, medical records, patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic administrative skills within the medical environment.

  • Administrative Office Procedures II

    MED-131, Lecture: 1, Lab: 2, Credits: 2
    Spring 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course provides medical office procedures in both economic and management skills. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel.

  • Drug Therapy

    MED-272, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course focuses on major drug groups, including their side effects, interactions, methods of administration, and proper documentation. Emphasis is placed on the theory of drug administration. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, spell, recognize side effects of, and document the most commonly used medications in a physician's office.