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MDA 106 - Clinical Medical Assisting 2

Credits: 5
4 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MDA 105  
Co-requisites: MDA 103 MDA 107 , BIO 103  

This course provides the medical assistant student with knowledge, behaviors and skills used in the medical office to assist the physician to provide patient care. Areas of concentration include medication administration, immunization records and assisting in a wide variety of specialty offices. Laboratory time is included for skills competency. Additional hours of practice time under the direct supervision of an instructor are provided. 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.   List major organs in each body system I.C.4.

3.   Identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system I.C.5.

4.   Compare structure and function of the human body across the life span I.C.6.

5.   Describe the normal function of each body system I.C.7.

6.   Identify common pathology related to each body system including:

  • signs I.C.8.a.
  • symptoms I.C.8.b.
  • etiology I.C.8.c.

7.   Analyze pathology for each body system including:

  • diagnostic measures I.C.9.a.
  • treatment modalities I.C.9.b.

8.   Identify the classifications of medications including:

  • indications for use I.C.11.a.
  • desired effects I.C.11.b.
  • side effects I.C.11.c.
  • adverse reactions I.C.11.d.

9.   Measure and record:

  • length (infant) I.P.1.g.
  • head circumference (infant) I.P.1.h.
  • pulse oximetry I.P.1.i.

10. Perform:

  • pulmonary function testing I.P.2.d.

11. Perform patient screening using established protocols I.P.3.

12. Verify the rules of medication administration:

  • right patient I.P.4.a.
  • right medication I.P.4.b.
  • right dose I.P.4.c.
  • right route I.P.4.d.
  • right time I.P.4.e.
  • right documentation I.P.4.f.

13. Select proper sites for administering parenteral medication I.P.5.

14. Administer oral medications I.P.6.

15. Administer parenteral (excluding IV) medications I.P.7.

16. Instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or a treatment I.P.8.

17. Assist provider with a patient exam I.P.9.

18. Incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient assessment I.A.1.

19. Incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient care I.A.2.

20. Show awareness of a patient’s concerns related to the procedure being performed I.A.3.

21. Demonstrate knowledge of basic math computations II.C.1.

22. Apply mathematical computations to solve equations II.C.2.

23. Define basic units of measurement in:

  • The metric system II.C.3.a.
  • The household system II.C.3.b.

24. Convert among measurement systems II.C.4.

25. Identify abbreviations and symbols used in calculating medication dosages II.C.5.

26. Analyze healthcare results as reported in:

  • graphs II.C.6.a.
  • tables II.C.6.b.

27. Calculate proper dosages of medication for administration II.P.1.

28. Document on a growth chart II.P.4.

29. Discuss the theories of: 

  • Erikson V.C.17.b.

30. Coach patients regarding:

  • health maintenance V.P.4.b.
  • disease prevention V.P.4.c.
  • treatment plan V.P.4.d.

31. Coach patients appropriately considering:               

  • cultural diversity V.P.5.a.     
  • developmental life stage V.P.5.b.
  • communication barriers V.P.5.c.

32. Explain to a patient the rationale for performance of a procedure V.A.4.

33. Document patient care accurately in the medical record X.P.3.

34. Protect the integrity of the medical record X.A.2.

 Listed Topics

  1. Classifications of medications, including desired effects, side effects and adverse reactions
  2. Relationship between anatomy and physiology of body systems and medications used for treatment for each
  3. Basic units of measurements including metric, apothecary and household systems
  4. Math computation
  5. Principles of Pharmacology
  6. Radiographic examinations
  7. Rehabilitation modalities
  8. Administering Medications
  9. Specialty practice patients
  10. Safety and proper use of ambulatory aids
  11. Allergy Testing
  12. Basic anatomy of systems
  13. Specialty practice exams
Reference Materials
Textbooks, audio, video, internet and 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:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 09/27/2019

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