Medical Office Assistant

MOA 109 Emergency Preparedness (1)

This course is designed to provide health care professionals with an orientation for their possible future roles in disaster response. Focus will be on the importance of staying within the scope of practice of the profession. The course will also cover being prepared to meet the expectations of their employers, volunteering effectively, and being confident and safe responders.

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MOA 110 Administrative Aspects I (4)

This course contains the administrative skills of the health care team member. These skills include The Medical Record, Patient Reception, Medical Office Computerization, Telephone Techniques, Scheduling Appointments, Medical Records Management, and Written Communications. It also includes an overview of Electronic Medical Records and hands on skills associated with functioning within an EMR.

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MOA 113 Clinical Externship 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.

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MOA 114 Patient Care I (4)

This course is the beginning of the student’s journey to a successful externship by discussing the ability to apply the skill learned in the classroom and in the lab in the externship. 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 physician with patient exams.

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MOA 121 Principles of Pharmacology (3)

This course provides an introduction to the principles of pharmacology.  The course will cover drug terminology, drug origins, forms, actions, routes of administration, the use of generic name drugs, trade name drugs, and categories of drugs to treat various body systems.

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MOA 123 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.

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MOA 125 Medical Terminology (3)

This course provides an introduction to specific terminology used in the medical professions.  The course covers vocabulary, usage, pronunciation, spelling, definitions, and the structure of words, including root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

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MOA 128 Body Structures and Function (3)

This course is designed to teach the basics of human structure and function. Emphasis is placed on how tissues, organs, and body systems work individual and together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress and interaction with other structures of the body.

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MOA 132 Medical Administrative Aspects (4)

This course covers administrative skills needed as a healthcare team member. The course will focus on specialized patient appointment scheduling, electronic medical records, referrals, and the financial responsibilities of medical office assistants for posting charges and payments and balancing day sheets.

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MOA 133 Administrative Aspects II (3)

This course contains the administrative skills of the health care team member. These skills include handling office mail, managing practice finances, billing and collections and office management. The student learns about the financial responsibilities of medical office assistants relating to posting of charges, payments, and balancing of day sheets.

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MOA 134 Patient Care II (3)

This course allows the student to advance their technical knowledge by introducing the students to cast application/removal, Understanding Medical Emergencies, patient teaching, conducting patient interviews, and assisting with physical exams.

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MOA 135 Clinical Externship II (2)

Prerequisite: MOA 113
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.

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MOA 136 Clinical Laboratory Procedures (4)

This course is intended to introduce the student to various aspects of the Clinical Lab, including Introduction to Clinical Lab, Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, Hematology, and Medical Microbiology.  The student will learn principles of laboratory safety, quality control, specimen handling, lab values, lab requisitions and lab reporting. Emphasis will be placed on working in a Physician Operated Laboratory and procedures and techniques for collecting specimens (phlebotomy, urine collection, pap smears, throat cultures) will be taught. Emphasis is placed on safe practices and knowing the responsibilities and limits of the Medical Assistant’s role in collecting, processing, and reporting labs.  The student will be introduced to specific collection techniques and given time to practice these techniques as part of preparation for their externship (Clinicals I and II).

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MOA 137 Medical Professional Issues (2)

The 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 the medical assistant and the importance of commitment to your job, working with others, career planning and employment and the practicum experience.

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MOA 295 Occupational Work Experience

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