Alamance Community College
2022 Calendar Year

Medical Assisting (Evening Option) • Semester by Semester

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ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

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MED-110 Orientation to Medical Assisting 1 1
MED-110   Orientation to Medical Assisting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the history of medicine and the role of the medical assistant in the health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication, attitude, behaviors, and duties in the medical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to project a positive attitude and promote the profession of medical assisting.

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MED-118 Medical Law and Ethics 2 2
MED-118   Medical Law and Ethics PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DRE-098

This course covers legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues. Emphasis is placed on legal terms, professional attitudes, and the principles and basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the legal and ethical responsibilities of a multi-skilled health professional.

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Semester Total 4 4
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MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3 3
MED-121   Medical Terminology I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DRE-098

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

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Semester Total 3 3
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PSY-150 General Psychology 3 3
PSY-150   General Psychology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ENG 080 and RED 080 or DRE-097

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

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Semester Total 3 3
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CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy 3 2
CIS-111   Basic PC Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic personal computer skills.

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MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3 3
MED-122   Medical Terminology II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED-121

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

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Semester Total 6 5
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MED-116 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 5 4
MED-116   Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DRE-098

This course introduces basic anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between body structure and function and the procedures common to health care. Upon completion, students should be able to identify body system components and functions relating this knowledge to the delivery of health care.

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Semester Total 5 4
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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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Semester Total 3 3
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MED-130 Administrative Office Procedures I 3 2
MED-130   Administrative Office Procedures I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DRE-098

This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment processing, written and oral communications, medical records, patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic administrative skills within the medical environment.

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MED-140 Examining Room Procedures I 7 5
MED-140   Examining Room Procedures I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DMA 010, 020, 030 MED 116 MED 121 MED 110 Take 1 group; # Take MAT-070 MED-116 MED-121 MED-110; # Take DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 MED-116 MED-121 MED-110;

This course provides instruction in clinical examining room procedures. Topics include asepsis, infection control, assisting with exams and treatment, patient education, preparation and administration of medications, EKG, vital signs, and medical emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in exam room procedures.

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Semester Total 10 7
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MED-131 Administrative Office Procedures II 3 2
MED-131   Administrative Office Procedures II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED-130

This course provides medical office procedures in both economic and management skills. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel.

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MED-150 Laboratory Procedures I 7 5
MED-150   Laboratory Procedures I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MAT-110(S20801) MED-140;

This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques used by the medical assistant. Topics include lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics.

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Semester Total 10 7
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MED-230 Administrative Office Procedures III 3 2
MED-230   Administrative Office Procedures III PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides advanced medical office administrative procedures. Emphasis is placed on management skills including personnel supervision, practice management, public relations, and insurance coding. Upon completion, students should be able to exhibit advanced managerial medical assisting skills.

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MED-270 Symptomatology 4 3
MED-270   Symptomatology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED-116 AND MED-122 AND MED-140

This course covers the study of disease symptoms and the appropriate actions taken by medical assistants in a medical facility in relation to these symptoms. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills and appropriate triage, preparing patients for procedures, and screening test results. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize how certain symptoms relate to specific diseases, recognize emergency situations, and take appropriate actions.

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Semester Total 7 5
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MED-240 Examining Room Procedures II 7 5
MED-240   Examining Room Procedures II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED-140 MED-150 AND MAT-110

This course is designed to expand and build upon skills presented in MED 140. Emphasis is placed on advanced exam room procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate enhanced competence in selected exam room procedures.

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MED-274 Diet Therapy/Nutrition 3 3
MED-274   Diet Therapy/Nutrition PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED-240

This course introduces the basic principles of nutrition as they relate to health and disease. Topics include basic nutrients, physiology, dietary deficiencies, weight management, and therapeutic nutrition in wellness and disease. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret clinical and dietary data and provide patient counseling and education.

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Semester Total 10 8
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MED-260 MED Clinical Practicum 15 5
MED-260   MED Clinical Practicum PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take MED-110 MED-116 MED-118 MED-121 MED-122 MED-130 MED-131 MED-140 MED-150 MED-183 MED-240;

This course provides the opportunity to apply clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills in a medical facility. Emphasis is placed on enhancing competence in clinical and administrative skills necessary for comprehensive patient care and strengthening professional communications and interactions. Upon completion, students should be able to function as an entry-level health care professional.

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MED-262 Clinical Perspectives 1 1
MED-262   Clinical Perspectives PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED-122 MED-131(S16431) MED-240

This course is designed to explore personal and occupational responsibilities of the practicing medical assistant. Emphasis is placed on problems encountered during externships and development of problem-solving skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate courteous and diplomatic behavior when solving problems in the medical facility.

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MED-272 Drug Therapy 3 3
MED-272   Drug Therapy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED-240

This course focuses on major drug groups, including their side effects, interactions, methods of administration, and proper documentation. Emphasis is placed on the theory of drug administration. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, spell, recognize side effects of, and document the most commonly used medications in a physician's office.

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Semester Total 19 9
TOTAL CREDITS 58