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Medical Office Assistant

MOA120 - Basic Healthcare Skills for the Medical Assistant
Course introduces basic techniques and knowledge required to perform fundamental healthcare skills. Topics to include infection control, hand hygiene, vital signs, body mechanics, patient transfers, and oxygen therapy. Professional communication to obtain health history/ patient information and medical documentation will also be included. Prerequisite: Admission to Medical Assistant program
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $25

MOA180 - Healthcare Office Procedures for the Medical Assistant
Course introduces the Medical Assistant student to administrative and general healthcare office functions. Topics included are patient reception, appointment scheduling, clerical functions and bookkeeping procedures, phone etiquette, professional communication and correspondence, preparation and maintenance of medical records and an EHR, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity in client interactions. Prerequisite: Admission to Medical Assistant program.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $25

MOA230 - Clinical Skills for the Medical Assistant
Course combines lecture and clinical skill instruction for the medical assistant student. Emphasis is on practical application of all clinical aspects in the medical/ healthcare office setting. Topics will include patient assessment and documentation, medical and surgical asepsis, assisting with minor office procedures, performing an EKG, injections, specialty office and first aid procedures. Includes an observational clinical rotation at a health care office/ ambulatory facility. Prerequisite: MOA 120, HIT 104, HIT 105, and MLT 107 (or concurrent enrollment), with minimum grades of C.
6 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

MOA260 - Medical Assistant Practicum
Course provides the Medical Assistant student 160 supervised hours of unpaid externship at an affiliated clinical site. Emphasis will be on achieving competency of entry-level administrative and clinical skills in a healthcare office setting. Prerequisite: MOA 180, MOA 230, MLT 107, all with minimum grades of C, and concurrent enrollment in MOA 262.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

MOA262 - Medical Assistant Seminar
Course is the capstone requirement for graduation from the Medical Assistant Program. Class will meet once a month concurrently with the Medical Assistant Practicum experience. Discussion topics include professional/ethical issues, employment preparation (resume writing, interview techniques), professional development and communication. Preparation for a national credentialing exam will also be included. Prerequisite: MOA 230, MLT 107, all with minimum grades of C, and concurrent enrollment in MOA 260.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)

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