89813100 PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE (Medical Assistant), 2 credits
Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science/Medical Terminology & Health Science Theory
Course Requirements: Students must be Seniors, 17 years old, and on track to graduate to be able to sit for the certification exam.
Recommended: Scrubs and stethoscope
$50 Materials Fee and CPR Certification $65 Online Study Guide and Practice Test $155 Certification Exam
The course content includes developing the skills to be assist physicians with exams, take vital signs, practice aseptic technique, interview patients for medical history, provide proper medical documentation, perform clinical procedures, use aseptic laboratory techniques and protocols, understand and use medical terminology and understand and use office procedures including HIPPA, OSHA, medical insurance billing and medial coding. Students will gain valuable knowledge to prepare them to handle both the clinical duties and administrative responsibilities in a variety of healthcare settings. All students will become certified in American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, AED. Students who successfully complete the course and are on track to graduate will have the opportunity to sit for the Medical Assistant Certification Exam offered by National Healthcare Association. This course is offered at Dale Jackson Career Center Only.