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MDCA  1154  Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review

A preparation for one of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) recognized credentialing exams. Prerequisites: HITT 1305, HPRS 2301, HPRS 2321, MDCA 1309, MDCA 1321, MDCA 1417, MDCA 1448, and MDCA 1452. 1 credit hour. (W)


MDCA  1309  Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants

Emphasis on structure and function of human cells, tissues, organs, and systems with overview of common pathophysiology. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)


MDCA  1321  Administrative Procedures

Medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, interpersonal communications, bookkeeping tasks, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements, and computer use in the medical office. 3 credit hours. (W)


MDCA  1360  Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: HITT 1305, HPRS 2301, HPRS 2321, MDCA 1309, MDCA 1321, MDCA 1417, MDCA 1448, MDCA 1452. 3 credit hours. (W)


MDCA  1417  Procedures in a Clinical Setting

Emphasis on patient assessment, examination, and treatment as directed by physician. Includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, office clinical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for ambulatory care settings. Lab required. 4 credit hours. (W)


MDCA  1448  Pharmacology & Administration of Medications

Instruction in concepts and application of pharmacological principles. Focuses on drug classifications, principles and procedures of medication administration, mathematical systems and conversions, calculation of drug problems, and medico-legal responsibilities of the medical assistant. Lab required. 4 credit hours. (W)


MDCA  1452  Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures

Application of governmental health care guidelines. Includes specimen collection and handling, quality assurance and quality control in performance of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived laboratory testing. Lab required. 4 credit hours. (W)