MOA110 Administrative Aspects I (3)
This course contains the administrative skills of the health care team member. These skills include effective telephone techniques, scheduleing patients for appointments, management of facilities, records management and use of office equipment.
MOA113 Clinical Internship I (2)
This course is designed to provide experience related to the skills and knowledge acquired in the Medical Assisting field by allowing student to apply classroom and lab knowledge in a real medical arenas.
MOA114 Patient Care I (4)
This course is the beginning of the student's journey to a successful internship by discussing the ability to apply the skills learned in the classroom and in the lab in the internship. This course also introduces the student to the basics of patient care which includes Medical Asepsis and Infection Control, preparing a patient for examination, acquiring vital signs (adult, child, infant) and assisting the physicain with patient exams.
MOA121 Principles of Pharmacology (3)
This course presents a detailed explanation of topics essential for a thorough understanding of drug sources, legislation relating to drugs, drug references and forms of drugs, drug classifications and actions, the medication order, basic principles.
MOA123 Insurance Billing and Coding (3)
This course covers a wide range of medical insurance topics which include types of health insurance, types of coverage, claims processing, abstracting from medical records and current issues in medical insurance.
MOA125 Medical Terminology (3)
This course defines prefixes, suffixes and roots used to compose medical terms. The student learns to spell, pronounce, define and interpret terminology related to body structure, disease, diagnosis and treatment.
MOA128 Body Structure & Functions (3)
This course is learning about the complexities of human structure and function. Emphasis is placed on how tissues, organs and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning and responding to stress and interaction with other structures of the body.
MOA133 Administrative Aspects II (3)
Prerequisite: MOA110 - Administrative Aspects I
This course contains the administrative skills of the health care team member. These skills include specialized patient appointment scheduling, electronic medical records and referrals. The student will also learn about the financial responsibilities of medical office assistants relating to posting of charges, payments and balancing of day sheets.
MOA134 Patient Care II (3)
Prerequisite: MOA114 - Patient Care I
This course allows the student to advance their technical knowledge by introducing the student to cast application/removal, performing EKG's and patient teaching. The student will also learn how to properly prepare and administer various forms of medication.
MOA135 Clinical Internship II (2)
Prerequisite: MOA113 - Clinical Internship I
This course is designed to provide experience related to the skills and knowledge acquired in the Medical Assisting field by allowing students to apply classroom and lab knowledge in real medical arenas.
MOA136 Clinical Laboratory Procedures (4)
This course addresses the role and function of the professional in the clinical laboratory setting. Topics include safety, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA) government regulations and quality assurance in the laboratory. Students learn concepts and perform procedures in the different departments of the laboratory including specimen collection and performance of CLIA 88 low and /or moderate-complexity testing. Students demonstrate competency in a wide variety of techniques used to collect, process and test specimens.
MOA137 Professional Issues (2)
This course focuses on the basic concept of professional practice of medicine and the role and function of the medical assistant. Students discuss the personal and professional characteristics and legal and ethical standards for medical assistants, explore professional and personal therapeutic communication and address time management and goal setting.
MOA295 Occupational Work Experience (0)
This experience is designed to provide the student with purposeful occupational experience in the Medical Office Assistant. Each experience is individualized. A training plan is created for each student in conjunction with the training site to provide experience related to the skills and knowledge acquired in the program. Prerequisite: Student must have completed 85% of their required course hours, be in good standing and have instructor and administration approval.