- Course Number:
- MA 132
- Course Title:
- Medical Office Assistant Seminar III
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Course DescriptionCovers health care delivery systems, medical office management, interpersonal communications, and coordination of directed practice which includes a review for the national credential examination. Requires admission to the Medical Assisting program.
Addendum to Course Description
This is a required course which fulfills a portion of the curriculum for the certificate in Medical Assisting.
The extent of transferability or credit allowed for the course would be dependent upon the institution and the program to which the student is transferring.
Course is limited to students admitted into the program.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
1. Identify and apply different study tools to be better prepared to take the national certification exam.
2. Review the concepts learned throughout the program to prepare for the national certification exam.
3. Prepare to finalize employment resumes and connect with professional networks.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students:
1. Students are required to participate in class discussions, small group activities demonstrating an understanding of guest speaker presentations, lectures, handout materials, and audiovisual presentations.
2. Students are required to summarize guest speakers and maintain a directed practice journal.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
8.0 Electronic Technology
Understand the applications of electronic technology appropriate for medical assisting.
The following list outlines the concepts, themes, and issues you need to understand and be able to use appropriately. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding in written and oral form, individually and in groups.
1.0 PSYCHOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
The goal is to provide knowledge and skills in the basic psychological principles of self-understanding and social adaptability for communications and actions with physicians,employees and patients. Develop an awareness of how attitude influences the outcome of any given situation. Understand the principles of recognition and response to verbal and nonverbal communication.
2.0 HUMAN RELATIONS
The goal is to develop an awareness and understanding of a culturally diverse workplace . Understand the adaptations of individual needs.
3.0 ETHICAL BEHAVIOR AND PROFESSIONALISM
The goal is to develop ethical and professional behavior as it applies to the health care workplace.
4.0 OFFICE MANAGEMENT
The goal is to provide knowledge and skill in basic office management, including the writing of procedure and policy manuals, maintaining inventories, assisting a writer/lecturer and making travel arrangements
The goal is to give the student an opportunity to review first and second term material, thereby reinforcing learning and preparing for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination
6.0 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
The goal is to prepare students to become professionals; understanding the roles of the professional organization in defining ethics and providing educational opportunities.
7.0 OPEN FORUMS AND LECTURES
The goal is to provide an opportunity for guest lectures and/or a general class discussion on related subjects of interest to the class. Also to provide an open forum for the discussion of students directed practice activities and the various procedural methods utilized at the clinical affiliations sites.