Medical Assistant

The objective of this program is to teach a wide variety of medical office skills, both administrative and clinical. Graduates of the program may have the skills and knowledge to pursue entry-level positions in physician offices, HMO facilities, clinics, urgent care, rehabilitation centers, and other allied healthcare facilities.

The Medical Assistant has in front and back office responsibilities, and combines the roles which could include updating patient files, charting histories, arranging lab services, taking vital signs, administering injections, sterilizing medical instruments, and assisting physicians during examinations. Graduates will generally perform their duties under the supervision of a physician in a medical office, HMO practice, clinics, or other medical facilities.

The program is intended to provide entry-level employment opportunities in the Medical Assistant Field. The College assists students with job placement, but ultimately it is the responsibility of the individual student. The College does not guarantee placement.

Are you looking to pursue a career in a growing field that allows you to assist others in need? Glen Oaks College offers training to help prepare you for an entry-level position as a medical assistant.

With continuing advances in medicine helping people live longer, the aging population is increasing, creating more employment opportunities within the health care industry. In fact, Medical Assistants are one of the fastest growing occupations over the period 2006-2016.* This is your opportunity!

The Medical Assistant program provides hands-on training from professional instructors in a student-friendly environment. Through group discussions, lectures, and hands-on laboratory experience, our Medical Assistant program is designed to help you develop skills that will get you started in the job market and the industry.

 

Medical Assistant: Clock hours: Program – Eight-month program (36 weeks) 720 Residential

Delivery:

MA Curriculum

Module Module Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Externship
Module I Introduction to Health Care 60 20
Module II Medical Terminology 60 20
Module III Medical Office Administration 80
Module IV Clinical Medical Assisting Duties 40 40
Module V Medical Laboratory 40 40
Module VI Pharmacology 40 40
Module VII Electrocardiography and X Ray 40 40
Module VIII Externship* 160
Total 360 200 160

*All Modules must be completed before going on Externship.

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Course Descriptions

Medical Assistant

Module I – Introduction to Healthcare 80 hours

This module will provide the students with the knowledge involving the core concepts of the health care delivery system and health occupations. It will discuss various aspects of communication, interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, as well as, safety and security procedures. The course also covers wellness and diseases, quality assurance and safety, emergency (first aid and CPR) responses and aseptic techniques. Skills in computer literacy, basic math and science, employability and professionalism in health care are also discussed in this module. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

Module II – Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology 80 hours

This module will discuss the concepts of medical terminology, including prefixes, suffixes and word roots, as well as, abbreviations and symbols. In this course students learn the anatomy and physiology of the body systems, including vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Infection control, vital signs, and measurements, as well as handling office emergencies are also covered in this course. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude and presented and monitored throughout the program.

Module III – Medical Office Administration 80 hours

This module will discuss the concepts related to the medical office management, including interpersonal relationships, and communication. The lesson also covers descriptions of the patient reception, office facility, equipment and supplies. The course also illustrates appointment scheduling, medical records management and its components, and medical office management. Concepts of managing medical records, billing collections, financial management, medical insurance and claims, as well as medical coding will also be discussed in this module. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

Module IV – Clinical Medical Assistant Duties 80 hours

This module is designed to provide concepts and skills involved in clinical medical assistant duties including assisting with vital signs, physical examinations, medical specialties, eye and ear care, pediatrics and minor surgery. The module also covers other minor treatments involving orthopedics and rehabilitations. Professionalism in dress, behavior and attitude are presented throughout the program.

Module V – Medical Laboratory 80 hours

This module will provide students with the necessary skills and concepts involving the basic laboratory and clinical diagnostic procedures. It will also cover the practice of accepted procedures of transporting, accessioning and processing specimens. The module will also cover collection procedures, supplies and equipment used in the medical laboratory, as well as phlebotomy procedures. Professionalism in dress, behavior and attitude are presented throughout the program.

Module VI- Pharmacology 80 hours

This course will provide students with the necessary skills and concepts involving the pharmaceutical principles, as well as, administering medications. Professionalism in dress, behavior and attitude are presented throughout the program..

Module VII – Electrocardiogram and X-ray 80 hours

This course presents the theory and procedures of electrocardiogram (EKG) application, as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities related to EKG. A brief review of the heart structures, blood vessels and the blood flow through the heart is also presented. The Module further covers basic radiological concepts as they relate to contrast media and procedures. Professionalism in dress, behavior and attitude are presented throughout the program.

Module VIII – Externship 160 hours

This module is designed to provide the student hands on experience in the field working as an extern in healthcare facility. Professionalism in dress, behavior and attitude are presented throughout the program.
Prerequisites: All Medical Assistant modules must be successfully completed.

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited May 17, 2016).

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