MED608 Sp20) Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Practicum (352 hrs)
 

Course Prerequisites:

1.  Official High School Trancript or US Equivalent

2.  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - CPR-AHA (BLS/CPR Class)

3.  Physical, Immunizations and Drug Test ( click for Physical form)

4.  Criminal Background Report (click for Background Check instructions)

5.  Modules I - III (Medical Assistant Program)

(Individual should possess good communication and interpersonal skills.)

Course Description:

The Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Practicum is 352 hours. The Clinical Medical Assistant is 192 classroom hours and the Clinical Practicum is 160 hours. The Clinical Medical Assistant course includes: asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for clinical procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, preparing and administering medications, and other delegated assignments directed by the licensed healthcare provider. In order to earn a passing grade in this course, the student must successfully complete cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies of the course. In order to earn a passing grade in this course, the student must successfully complete cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies of the course. 

The 
Clinical Practicum is a 160- hour module and the capstone course towards of the Medical Assistant program. The Clinical Practicum is the unpaid, supervised performance of administrative and clinical medical assisting functions, in an ambulatory medical healthcare setting. The student must successfully complete cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies of the course. Upon successful completion, the student will be prepared to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through National Health Careers Association (NHA).

** Clinical hours will vary based upon Clinical Facilities availability.* Course cost does not include Textbook and Uniform (Maroon Scrubs-solid without prints/white shoes). Included in the course fee is the cost for NHA Certification Exam (one attempt). 


Additional Information:
Course cost does not include Textbook. Textbook Purchase Required - 1. The Medical Assistant - 13th Edition, ISBN:9780323353275 (Evolve Elsevier-Kinns) and 2. The Medical Assistant Study Guide, ISBN:9780323429474.