Course Descriptions

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MAST-100

Phlebotomy

Credit(s): 2

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed for specimen collection in healthcare facilities. The fundamentals of blood drawing and testing will be taught. Students will be performing multiple venous and capillary blood withdrawal techniques. Students will be trained in blood testing that is commonly used in healthcare facilities. Phlebotomy and laboratory quality control measures will be emphasized throughout this course. The use of aseptic technique and universal precaution procedures will be taught as a standard element of all procedures. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 3 hours per week

MAST-101

Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants I

Credit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the clinical aspect of medical assisting. Students will become familiar with a physician's clinical office environment and use of equipment. Clinical procedures include vital signs, sterile surgical trays, sterilization techniques, rooming of patients including a complete physical examination. Basic patient nutrition/wellness and how to handle medical office emergencies will be discussed. Written and verbal communication skills, charting methodologies and patient education will be utilized in this class. The use of aseptic technique and universal precautions procedures will be emphasized throughout the course. Lecture: 30 minutes per week Lab: 4 1/2 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete ALTH-106 and BIOL-175 with a C or better.
Corequisites: CAOT-179

MAST-111

Administrative Skills for Medical Assistants I

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces students to the components of the administrative aspects of work in a physician's office, medical clinic and other healthcare facilities. Students will learn the requirements to become a Medical Assistant and the role they perform as a member of the health care team. A variety of operational tasks such as telephone technique, reception duties and managing patient appointments will be taught. Maintaining manual and electronic medical records will be performed. Written and verbal communication skills, charting methodologies and patient education will be utilized in this course. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete ALTH-106 BIOL-175 CAOT-112 CAOT-113 and CAOT-179 with a minimum grade of C.

MAST-180

Introduction to Human Disease

Credit(s): 3

In this course the student will be presented with the basic concepts of diseases, their courses and functional disturbances as they relate to body systems. Included are the precipitating risk factors, treatment protocols, and appropriate methods of patient education regarding carious disease processes. Lecture: 3 hours per week Corequisite/Prerequisite: CAOT-179
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-175 with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisites: CAOT-179

MAST-201

Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants II

Credit(s): 3

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in MAST 101, Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants I. Using body systems as a framework, students will learn specific health testing, procedures and treatments utilized in physician?s offices, outpatient facilities and hospital settings. Students will learn the medical assistant?s role in assisting with adult and child health and wellness/illness examinations. Training will include equipment maintenance, quality control and procedures used in testing and treatments performed in outpatient facilities. Lecture: 1.5 hours per week Lab: 4.5 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MAST-100, MAST-101, MAST-111 and MAST-115 with a C or better.

MAST-205

Administration of Medications

Credit(s): 3

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely administer medications in the ambulatory care setting. A review of the principles of pharmacology, standard math conversions and calculation of medications will be provided. The use of aseptic technique and universal precautions procedures will be emphasized throughout the course. In addition, students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of HIPAA regulations, charting methodologies and patient education skills acquired in previous Medical Assistant courses. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MAST-100, MAST-101, MAST-111, MAST-115 with a C or better.

MAST-211

Administrative Skills II

Credit(s): 3

This course building on the foundational knowledge provided in MAST 111, Administrative Skills for Medical Assistants I, will provide students with a more in-depth understanding of the administrative aspects of working in a medical office environment. Students will learn the medical assistant?s role in medical records management using paper and electronic formats. The course will provide an introduction to health insurance programs, health care billing systems, medical office bookkeeping systems and banking services. Students will engage in job preparation activities such as: job search, completing applications, creating a resume and mock interviews. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MAST-100, MAST-101, MAST-111 & MAST-115 with a C or better.

MAST-216

Medical Assistant Externship

Credit(s): 5

This course provides opportunities to observe, perform, and discuss various administrative and clinical competencies under supervision, with learning experiences obtained in selected physician's offices, clinics, or hospitals. The externship is a non-paid, supervised, 180 contact hour work experience course. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 12 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CAOT-168 CAOT-179 CAOT-186 PHAR-151 MAST-100 MAST-101 MAST-111 MAST-201 MAST-205 and MAST-211 with a minimum grade of C.

MAST-230

Certified Medical Assistant Exam Review

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed to review the entire Medical Assistant program in preparation for the national CMA examination. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CAOT-179 CAOT-186 CAOT-168 PHAR-151 MAST-101 MAST-100 MAST-111 MAST-115 MAST-201 MAST-205 MAST-211 MAST-216 with a minimum grade of C.