Medical Assisting (MEDA)

Classes

MEDA 105 : Introduction to Medical Assisting

This course provides an introduction to medical assisting. The course focuses on the concepts of effective communication and protective practices related to health and safety to prevent illness and injury. Basic nutritional concepts and therapeutic diets will also be discussed.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program.

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 120 : Clinical Medical Assisting I

This course introduces the basic clinical skills and procedures required to function as a medical assistant. Topics include integrated clinical procedures, and assisting with specialty exams and procedures.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 120L : Clinical Medical Assisting I Lab

This course enables students to apply basic clinical skills during client screening and procedures required to function as a medical assistant.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program. 

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 123 : Clinical Medical Assisting II

This course introduces basic specimen collection techniques including the preparation and examination of samples for diagnostic purposes. Advanced techniques and procedures for specialty examinations in the ambulatory care setting will also be included.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in MEDA 120 and MEDA 176.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

MEDA 123L : Clinical Medical Assisting II Lab

This course applies basic specimen collection techniques to the preparation and examination of samples for office-based testing purposes. Application of advanced techniques and procedures for specialty examinations in the ambulatory care setting will also be included.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in MEDA 120 and MEDA 176. 

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

MEDA 143 : Administrative Medical Assisting I

This course introduces basic concepts of administrative medical assisting including client scheduling, maintaining of client records, and medical insurance. Communication and confidentiality in relation to administrative duties will also be discussed.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 143L : Administrative Medical Assisting I Lab

This course introduces the administrative skills and procedures required to function as a medical assistant. Students will apply administrative medical assisting skills in the lab and clinical setting related to client scheduling, maintaining of client records, communication, and medical insurance.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program. 

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 150 : Medical Assisting Science

This course covers basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology, characteristics of disease processes, etiology, treatment methods, and pathophysiology of selected diseases from major body systems including related medical terminology. The application of disease related principles to the function of Medical Assisting practice will also be discussed.

credits

4

Class Hours

4 lecture

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program. Approval of instructor.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 165 : Administrative Medical Assisting II

This course focuses on the concepts of administrative medical assisting including medical office procedural and diagnostic coding, billing, insurance claims processes, and medical office management.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in MEDA 143.

Semester Offered

Spring

MEDA 176 : Administration of Medications

This course will provide an introduction to basic pharmacology and medication administration. Students will learn the basic classification of medications, administration techniques and use applied mathematics to safely prepare and administer medications in a medical office setting.

 

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 176L : Administration of Medications Lab

This course will provide instruction on medication administration. Students will use applied mathematics and clinical techniques to safely prepare and administer medications in a medical office setting.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

Admission into the Medical Assisting program. 

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

MEDA 201 : Medical Law and Ethics

This course focuses on legal and ethical responsibilities in patient care and management: laws pertaining to medical practice and medical assistants, application of medical ethics in performance of duties.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in MEDA 105, MEDA 143, and MEDA 150.

Semester Offered

Spring

MEDA 205 : Medical Assisting Certification Review

This course focuses on reviewing medical assisting concepts in preparation for a medical assistant certification exam. Certification test taking skills and preparation will also be discussed.

credits

1

Class Hours

1 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in MEDA 143, MEDA 120, and MEDA 176 or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Spring

MEDA 220 : Medical Assisting Preceptorship

This course will provide students with supervised clinical experience and the opportunity to integrate medical assisting skills into a real life setting. Clinical experiences will take place in medical offices with an assigned preceptor.

credits

4

Class Hours

12 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in MEDA 120 and MEDA 176. 

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring