Practicum in Health Science - Medical Assistant

Course Description:

Students learn the Clinical and administrative skills necessary in today`s healthcare industry. They will learn how to assist physicians with exams and various minor surgical procedures, they will learn how to collect vital signs, what is involved in practicing aseptic technique, they will learn how to interview patients for medical history, provide proper documentation, perform clinical procedures, use laboratory techniques, understand medical terminology and understand office procedures. Students will gain valuable knowledge to prepare them to handle both the clinical duties as well as administrative responsibilities in a variety of healthcare settings. All students will sit for the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification exam. Students who successfully complete the course and are on track to graduate will have the opportunity to sit for the Medical Assistant Certification Exam offered by the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science, Medical Terminology, Health Science Theory Recommendation: Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Scrubs and a Stethoscope

Other Information:
Offered at Technology, Exploration and Career Center - West (TECC-W) Only Required: - Students must be 17, seniors, and on track to graduate - $20 Materials Fee and CPR Certification - $65 Study Guide and Practice Test - $155 Certification Exam - $20 Miscellaneous Fee