MOA - MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

MOA-140 Medical Terminology

This course provides an introduction to the basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and the formation of plurals. Emphasis is placed on the correct pronunciation, spelling, and definition of medical terms, allowing the student to build a professional vocabulary for working in the medical field. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MOA-141 Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

This course is a study of the professional attitudes and behavior required of medical assistants. The fundamentals of meeting the special needs of patients are also studied. The fundamental principles of human relations and the importance of professional growth and communication skills are stressed. Additional emphasis is placed on development of medical science, health agencies, medical specialties, and common disease processes. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MOA-145 Medical Office Assistant: Overview

This course is offered to candidates for the Certified Medical Assistant Examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. Subjects to be covered in the course are medical terminology, human relations, medical law and ethics, anatomy and physiology, administrative procedures, and clinical procedures. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

MOA-244

MOA-200 Pharmacology for Medical Office Assistants

Pharmacology for the Medical Office Assistant introduces the student to drug practices, procedures, and preparations utilized in ambulatory care settings. Topics include legislation, drug sources, classifications and actions. Emphasis is placed on functions of drugs, vitamins and minerals and substance abuse as well as the effects of medications on the various body systems. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MOA-140

MOA-201 Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

This course enables the student to develop competence in coding systems, diagnoses, and procedures for data collection and processing. The student will follow federal regulations and guidelines for sequencing of diagnoses and processing activities. The laboratory component of the course is utilized to develop the skills and competencies to perform coding through both manual and computer-based methods. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MOA-140

MOA-203 Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures I

This course provides a comprehensive medical office simulation in medical administrative competencies. Students will be exposed to both paper and electronic medical records applications. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

MOA-140

MOA-204 Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures II

This course provides advanced training in medical office procedures and management. Students are required to complete a computer-based simulation in medical accounting and billing procedures. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MOA-203

MOA-218 Medical Economics

This course is a study of various types of medical practice and medical care, fee determination, health and accident insurance programs, and government medical care programs. Medical law and ethics are also emphasized. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

MOA-141

MOA-240 Clinical Office Practice

This course enables the student to develop competence in examination room techniques. Special emphasis is placed on preparing the patient for examination, taking vital signs, preparing for sterilization and injection procedures, taking electrocardiograms, performing first aid and emergency procedures including CPR, and caring for supplies and equipment in the physician's office.Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-040, MOA-140, MOA-141

MOA-241 Clinical Laboratory Technology

This course enables the student to develop competence in the techniques of laboratory procedure commonly performed in a physician's office. Procedures studied include urinalysis, hematology, bacteriology, immunology, and basal metabolism. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MOA-240

MOA-243 Medical Office Assistant Externship I

This course provides the student with 120 hours of directed experience in a physician's office or other relevant medical facility. Attendance is required at scheduled seminars. Laboratory [8.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MOA-240

Corequisites

MOA-203, MOA-241

MOA-244 Medical Office Assistant Externship II

This course enables the student to continue with 120 hours of directed experience in an assigned physician's office or other relevant medical facility. Emphasis is on refinement of skills and performance of all administrative and clinical tasks. Attendance is required at scheduled seminars. Laboratory [8.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MOA-243