MEDA 105: Introduction to Medical Assisting

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

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.


Admission into the Medical Assisting program.

Semester Offered Fall
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Describe the role of the medical assistant in various health care settings.
  2. Describe appropriate responses to medical office emergencies and environmental emergency preparedness.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  4. Distinguish between the components of a normal diet and various therapeutic diets.