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MDA 103 - Medical Assisting Seminar

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the MDA program
Co-requisites: MDA 106 , BIO 103 , MDA 107   

This course introduces medical assisting as a profession including duties, personal characteristics, national certification and professionalism. Areas of concentration are the medical assistant’s role in specialized fields of medicine, effective communication with patients, medical law and ethics and the job search. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course the student will be able to demonstrate compliance with all of the MAERB Core Curriculum objectives as follows:

1.   MAERB Appendix B CORE Curriculum 2015 standards

2.   Define the principles of self-boundaries V.C.11.

3.   Define patient navigator V.C.12.

4.   Describe the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator V.C.13.

5.   Discuss examples of diversity:

  • cultural V.C.18.a.
  • social V.C.18.b.
  • ethnic V.C.18.c.

6.   Coach Patients regarding:

  • Office policies V.P.4.a.

7.   Demonstrate the principles of self-boundaries V.A.2.

8.   Demonstrate respect for individual diversity including:

  • gender V.A.3.a.
  • race V.A.3.b.
  • religion V.A.3.c.
  • age V.A.3.d.
  • economic status V.A.3.e.
  • appearance V.A.3.f.

9.   Differentiate between scope of practice and standards of care for medical assistants X.C.1.

10. Compare and contrast provider and medical assistant roles in terms of standard of care X.C.2.

11. Describe components of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) X.C.3.

12. Summarize the Patient Bill of Rights X.C.4. 

13. Discuss licensure and certification as they apply to healthcare providers X.C.5.

14. Compare criminal and civil law as they apply to the practicing medical assistant X.C.6.

15. Define:

  • negligence X.C.7.a.
  • malpractice X.C.7.b.
  • statute of limitations X.C.7.c.
  • Good Samaritan Act X.C.7.d.
  • Uniform Anatomical Gift Act X.C.7.e
  • living will/advanced directives X.C.7.f.
  • medical durable power of attorney X.C.7.g.
  • Patient Self Determination Act (PSDA) X.C.7.h
  • risk management X.C.7.i.

16. Describe the following types of insurance:

  • liability X.C.8.a.
  • professional (malpractice) X.C.8.b.
  • personal injury X.C.8.c.

17. List and discuss legal and illegal applicant interview questions X.C.9.

18. Identify:

  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act X.C.10.a. 
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) X.C.10.b.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) X.C.10.c.

19. Describe the process in compliance reporting:

  • unsafe activities X.C.11.a.
  • errors in patient care X.C.11.b.
  • conflicts of interest X.C.11.c.
  • incident reports X.C.11.d.

20. Describe compliance with public health statutes:

  • communicable diseases X.C.12.a.
  • abuse, neglect and exploitation X.C.12.b.
  • wounds of violence X.C.12.c.

21. Define the following medical legal terms:

  •  informed consent X.C.13.a.
  •  implied consent X.C.13.b.
  •  expressed consent X.C.13.c.
  •  patient incompetence X.C.13.d.
  •  emancipated minor X.C.13.e.
  •  mature minor X.C.13.f.
  •  subpoena duces tecum X.C.13.g.
  •  respondent superior X.C.13.h.
  •  res ipsa loquitor X.C.13.i.
  •  locum tenens X.C.13.j.
  •  defendant-plaintiff X.C.13.k.
  •  deposition X.C.13.l.
  •  arbitration-mediation X.C.13.m.
  •  Good Samaritan laws X.C.13.n.

22. Apply HIPAA rules in regard to:

  • privacy X.P.2.a.
  • release of information X.P.2.b.

23. Apply the Patient’s Bill of Rights as it relates to:

  • choice of treatment X.P.4.a.
  • consent for treatment X.P.4.b.
  • refusal of treatment X.P.4.c.

24. Perform compliance reporting based on public health statutes X.P.5. 

25. Report an illegal activity in the healthcare setting following proper protocol X.P.6.

26. Complete an incident report related to an error in patient care X.P.7. 

27. Demonstrate sensitivity to patient rights X.A.1.

28. Define:

  • Ethics XI.C.1.a.
  • Morals XI.C.1.b.

29. Differentiate between personal and professional ethics XI.C.2

30. Identify the effect of personal morals on professional performance XI.C.3

31. Develop a plan for separation of personal and professional ethics XI.P.1

32. Demonstrate appropriate response to ethical issues XI.P.2.

33. Recognize the impact personal ethics and morals have on the delivery of healthcare XI.A.1

 Listed Topics

  1. Medical law and ethics
  2. Personal characteristics for professionalism
  3. National certification
  4. Resume writing
  5. Job Search
  6. Employment opportunities
  7. Ethical and legal responsibilities
  8. Professional liability
  9. Consent
  10. Compliance reporting
  11. Office and interpersonal relationships
  12. Practice marketing
  13. Supervision and human resources
Reference Materials
Textbooks, audio, video, internet, lab equipment.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Culture Society & Citzenship
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 09/27/2019

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