Jun 19, 2018  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
    
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Medical Assistant

  
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    MA 1011 - Applied Math for Medical Assistants (QS)

    Credits: 3
    Students study the fundamental principles of applied math including: order of operations, problem solving techniques, decimals, fractions, conversions between various units of measurements specific to the Medical Assistant.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900 or appropriate placement score; and MATH 0920 or MATH 0950 w/B grade or better
    Semester: All


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    MA 1100 - Medical Terminology

    Credits: 3
    Course format is lecture supplemented with videos and discussion covering medical word roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation, spelling, and proper usage of medical terms. Medical abbreviations are also introduced.

    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 1200 - Medical Office Management

    Credits: 2
    Course material includes an introduction to medical office administrative procedures such as appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, medical records, written communications, information management, patient reception, patient documentation, indexing, general medical office finances, customer services and mathematical computations. The course also includes discussion of office risk management including medical law and ethics.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant program
    Corequisite: MA 1210
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 1210 - Practical Medical Office Mgt

    Credits: 3
    Practical application of concepts taught in MA 1200. Prereq: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program. MA 1100 and MA 1420, both w/C grade or better. Coreq: MA 1200 Semester: All

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program MA 1100 and MA 1420, both w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: MA 1200
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 1300 - Clinical Pharmacology

    Credits: 3
    This course is designed to provide medical assisting students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts and scientific principles of pharmacology.  It will also provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the major classifications of medications, complications of drug use, and legal issues in pharmacology.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program
    Semester: All


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    MA 1310 - Medical Math & Admin Meds

    Credits: 2
    This course teaches the practical applications of administration of medications, collecting blood specimens by capillary and phlebotomy methods, and introduces the students to the administration of IV medications. Students will also be instructed in and must demonstrate proficiency in the administration of medications by topical, oral and parental routs on fellow students and phantoms, and collection of blood via capillary and venous methods. Dosage calculations will also be covered including conversion between measurement systems, calculating oral and injectable medications.

    Prerequisite: Accepted & enrolled into Medical Assistant program and MA 1520  w/C grade or better (may be taken concurr)
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 1400 - Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

    Credits: 2
    Patient care concepts such as: infection control, patient assessment, nutrition and health promotion, vital signs, physical examination, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and pulmonary.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program.
    Corequisite: MA 1410  
    Semester: All


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    MA 1410 - Practical Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

    Credits: 3
    Practical application of concepts taught in MA 1400.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant program
    Corequisite: MA 1400  
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 1420 - Clinical Pathology I

    Credits: 3
    Discussion of the Structure and Function of the body system including the human cells, the structure of the skin and nervous system. Pathology of these systems will prepare the students for the medical office triage and the appropriate treatment disorders commonly seen in a clinical setting.

    Semester: All


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    MA 1520 - Clinical Pathology II

    Credits: 3
    Course will discuss structure and function of the senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, renal system, pulmonary system, gastrointestinal system, urinary system, reproductive system, and human development and related system pathologies including diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the disorders or diseases.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program
    Semester: All


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    MA 1600 - Medical Science I

    Credits: 2
    Theoretical applications of patient care concepts including patient education, safety practice, male and female reproduction, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, endocrinology, neurology, pain, mental health and geriatrics.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program
    Corequisite: MA 1610  
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 1610 - Practical Medical Science I

    Credits: 3
    Practical application of concepts taught in MA 1600. 

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into the Medical Assistant program
    Corequisite: MA 1600  
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 1700 - Introduction to Limited Radiology

    Credits: 2
    Theory and principals of basics x-ray exams in the office. It includes the role of the limited operator, radiographic equipment, basic math and physics, x-ray- production, x-ray circuitry and tube heat management, principles of exposure and image quality, scatter radiation and radiation protection.

    Prerequisite: MA 1420 and MA 1520, both w/C grade or better; or instructor approval
    Corequisite: MA 1710
    Semester: All


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    MA 1710 - Practical Application of Limited Radiology

    Credits: 1
    Practical application of principles and theories taught in MA 1700. This course will now include a discussion of film imaging and patient positioning for extremities, chest and abdomen radiographs using the phantom. This course is the practical component of the knowledge, skills and abilities to pass the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography exam administered by the American Registry of Radiographic Technologists (ARRT) and receive state licensure as a limited x-ray machine operator (LXMO).

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled in the Medical Assistant program or instructor’s approval
    Corequisite: MA 1700
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 2300 - Medical Coding & Insurance

    Credits: 3
    Introduction and practice with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) coding procedures, HCPCS for optimal reimbursements, as practiced in the medical setting. Course material is presented in a lecture format as well as the presentation and discussion of patient care scenarios to enhance the learning process. The student is also introduced to basics of Health Insurance and Health Insurance claim form.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program
    Semester: All


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    MA 2400 - Electronic Health Records

    Credits: 2
    This course will focus on real-world application of Electronic Health Records (EHR).  Students will learn the functionality of EHRs through hands on application and practice collecting, storing, and retrieving health care data.  Students will be introduced to both administrative and clinical functions of an EHR and learn best-practice for utilizing EHR in medical practice.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program
    Semester: All


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    MA 2600 - Medical Sciences II

    Credits: 2
    Theory-based course covering the practical application of advanced medical assisting skills in dermatology, general office medical procedures, medical triage and electrocardiogram (ECG). Disease processes and treatments relevant the renal, cardiovascular, and hematological systems. Guidelines related to clinical and laboratory safety procedures as well as healthy lifestyle and good nutrition will also be discussed.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program
    Corequisite: MA 2610
    Semester: All


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    MA 2610 - Practical Medical Sciences II

    Credits: 3
    Theory-based course covering the practical application of advanced medical assisting skills in dermatology, general office medical procedures, medical triage and electrocardiogram (ECG). Disease processes and treatments relevant the renal, cardiovascular, and hematological systems. Guidelines related to clinical and laboratory safety procedures as well as healthy lifestyle and good nutrition will also be discussed.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program
    Corequisite: MA 2600
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 2700 - Application of Limited Radiology

    Credits: 2
    Theory & principles of basic x-ray exams in the office. It includes digital imaging, image evaluation, ethical and legal situation, safety and infection control, managing acute situations. Also includes bone densitometry.

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program or instructor permission
    Corequisite: MA 2710
    Semester: All


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    MA 2710 - Practical Application of Limited Radiology

    Credits: 1
    Practical application of principles and theories taught in MA 1700, including patient positioning for spine, skull/sinus using the phantom. Pediatric and geriatric radiography is also discussed. This course is the practical component of the knowledge, skills and abilities to pass the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography exam administered by the American Registry of Radiographic Technologists (ARRT) and receive state licensure as a limited x-ray machine operator (LXMO).

    Prerequisite: Accepted and enrolled into Medical Assistant program; and MA 1700 and MA 1710 both w/C grade or better or instructor approval
    Corequisite: MA 2700
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 2810 - Medical Assistant Practicum

    Credits: 4
    Upon successful completion of all courses in the Medical Assisting Program, the student will have the opportunity to experience on the job training while serving a 200-hour unpaid Practicum. Students will meet with the Practicum coordinator to discuss all aspects of the Practicum. Arrangement of the Practicum site will be the responsibility of the Practicum Coordinator with input from the student.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the Medical Assistant program w/C grade or 74% average, or better
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MA 2990 - Spcial Studies in Radiology

    Credits: 2-6
    Study of anatomy, proper patient positioning, setting tech factors and evaluation of radiographs of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, skulls and paranasal cavities. Credits: 1 for skull; 1 for spines; 1 for paranasal sinuses.

    Prerequisite:  MA 2540 , MA 2550  or instructor approval


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