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Medical Assisting (MAT)

MAT 1100 Clinical Medical Assisting I (A)

2 credits
This course introduces the student to the entry-level skills performed by the medical assistant in the clinical area of the medical office. Discussion of standard precautions and compliance with federal regulatory agencies is included. Competency-based skills are instructed through theoretical presentations and will include infection control, sanitization, sterilization, hand-washing, measuring height and weight, setting up the physical examination tray, positioning patients and assisting the physician in examinations. The guidelines for OSHA compliance and emergency preparedness are discussed.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 1020 and acceptance into the program.
Corequisite: MAT 1200

MAT 1122 Administrative Medical Assisting (A)

4 credits
This course introduces students to administrative skills expected of the entry-level medical assistant. Topics to be covered include communications, medicolegal and ethical responsibilities, telephone procedures, medical records management, scheduling, office inventory and supplies, operating office equipment, managing practice finances, and managed care policies and procedures. Application of ICD (diagnosis) and CPT (procedural) coding and insurance claim submission will be included. Discussion and application of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) will be included as well as the importance of patient confidentiality.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 and acceptance into the program.
Corequisite: MAT 1123

MAT 1123 Administrative Medical Assisting Laboratory (A)

1 credit
This course provides demonstration of entry level administrative skills for the medical office. Topics include communications, medical records management, telephone procedures, scheduling and monitoring appointments, operating office equipment, application of ICD & CPT coding, managed care policies and procedures, insurance and managing practice finances.
Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 1020 and acceptance into the program.
Corequisite: MAT 1122        Lab fee: $18.00

MAT 1200 Clinical Medical Assisting I Laboratory (A)

1 credit
This course provides demonstration of the medical assistant’s entry-level skills and requires students to perform all skills at competency level. The students will be expected to explain the theory and demonstrate the practical aspects of the clinical skills following a check-off format outlined by the instructor.
Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 1020 and acceptance into the program.
Corequisite: MAT 1100       Lab fee: $45.00

MAT 1230 Pharmacology (SP)

2 credits
This course will introduce students to the pharmacology of commonly prescribed drugs in the medical office. The topics included in this lecture include prescription legalities, prescription abbreviations, prescription format, maintenance of medication and immunization records, drug therapy, screening and follow-up patient procedures. The theory and principal of drug administration is discussed. The accuracy of recording medications in the medical record is emphasized.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MAT 1122, MAT 1123, MAT 1100, MAT 1200, MAT
1300, MAT 1400 with grade of “C” or higher
Corequisite: MAT 1231

MAT 1231 Pharmacology Laboratory (SP)

1 credit
This course provides demonstration and technique of administration of medications in the medical office setting, including intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular routes as well as oral, topical, sublingual, vaginal and rectal administration. Students will be expected to perform to competency level the pharmacological skills in check-off format outlined by the instructor.
Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MAT 1122, MAT 1123, MAT 1100, MAT 1200, MAT
1300, MAT 1400 with grade of “C” or higher
Corequisite: MAT 1230       Lab fee: $60.00

MAT 1238 Comp Apps for the Medical Office Lab (SP)

1 credit
This course introduces students to the medical office computer package. The theory of the utilization of a medical office computer package is demonstrated and includes creating a physician data base, preparing patient demographics and daily appointment scheduling. A complete review of coding diagnosis and procedures and insurance claim submissions is included. This lab allows the students to practice the principals of the medical office computer package through hands-on production of office simulations.
Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MAT 1122, MAT 1123, MAT 1100, MAT 1200, MAT
1300, MAT 1400 with grade of “C” or higher
Lab fee: $10.00

MAT 1240 Laboratory Techniques for the Medical Office (SP)

2 credits
This course introduces students to the procedures utilized to collect and process specimens. Emphasis is placed on methods of collection, processing of specimens and quality control. Additionally, the student is introduced to CLIA guidelines, cardiopulmonary procedures, the microscope, the techniques of capillary puncture and venipuncture (vacutainer, syringe, and butterfly method), CLIA waived procedures, urinalysis, blood typing, microbiology procedures, and understanding the normal ranges and the various laboratory reports.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MAT 1122, MAT 1123, MAT 1100, MAT 1200, MAT
1300, MAT 1400 with grade of “C” or higher
Corequisite: MAT 1241

MAT 1241 Physician’s Office Laboratory (SP)

2 credits
This course provides demonstration and techniques utilized to collect and process specimens in the medical office setting. Included will be EKG, PFT, capillary puncture, venipuncture, urinalysis, CLIA waived procedures, and microbiology procedures. Students will be expected to perform to competency level the laboratory skills in check-off format outlined by the instructor.
Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: MAT 1122, MAT 1123, MAT 1100, MAT 1200, MAT
1300, MAT 1400 with grade of “C” or above. Corequisite: MAT 1240
Lab fee: $150.00

MAT 1300 Clinical Medical Assisting II (A)

2 credits
This course introduces medical assisting students to theories beyond the basic entry-level knowledge. The advanced skills will include vital signs, telephone, in-person screenings, minor surgery in the medical office, physical agents to promote tissue healing, and assistance with both routine and specialty examinations. Medical conditions and disease treated in the medical office by the various medical specialties will be studied. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 1020, completion of MAT 1100 and MAT 1200 with grade of “C” or higher and acceptance into the program
Corequisite: MAT 1400

MAT 1400 Clinical Medical Assisting II Laboratory (A)

1 credit
This course provides demonstration of the advanced level skills for the medical assistant and requires students to perform all advanced level skills at competency level. The students will be expected to explain the theory and demonstrate the practical aspects of the clinical skills following a check-off format outlined by the instructor.
Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 1020, completion of MAT 1100 and MAT 1200 with grade of “C” or higher and acceptance into the program
Corequisite: MAT 1300        Lab fee: $70.00

MAT 2800 Seminar: Medical Assisting (SU)

1 credit
This seminar course includes group discussion of topics related to practicum experiences, current trends and topics, and future employment strategies for the medical assistant. Students will present a professional portfolio of individual competency check-off sheets and completed projects. Review of topics included in the certifying medical assisting exam will be discussed.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisites: MAT 1100, MAT 1200, MAT 1300, MAT 1400, MAT
1122, MAT 1123, MAT 1230, MAT 1231, MAT 1238, MAT 1240, MAT
1241 with grade of “C” or higher
Corequisite: MAT 2950

MAT 2950 Clinic Practicum: Medical Assisting (SU)

2 credits
This course provides opportunity for practical experience in a physician’s office combining the administrative, clinical and laboratory skills of patient care under the supervision of a licensed physician or a certified medical assistant. Students will be placed in various health care facilities and will serve 210 unpaid externship hours.
Practicum 14 hours
Prerequisites: MAT 1100, MAT 1200, MAT 1300, MAT 1400, MAT
1122, MAT 1123, MAT 1230, MAT 1231, MAT 1238, MAT 1240, MAT
1241 with grade of “C” or higher
Corequisite: MAT 2800