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Course Description

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Medical Assisting - MA 180

Medical Office Clinical Procedures

4 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to all clinical aspects of working in an ambulatory care setting. The following is a short list of what students will learn in this course: examination techniques (including vital signs), medication administration, minor surgery procedures, sterilization procedures, how to perform medical tests, first aid, maintenance of equipment and special dietary needs. Students will spend an additional three hours per week in a lab setting. Note: Students must begin MA 196 within six months of completing MA 175 and MA 180.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • HIT 104 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  • MA 140 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  • CIS 120 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  • MATH 45 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT –Math, 22 SAT Math, 60 CPT Math, or 220 NGA Quantitative Reasoning Algebra and Statistics.
  • ENG 50 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 15 ACT English, 22 SAT Writing and Language, 51 CPT Sentence Skills or 237 NGA Writing.
  • COLLS 50 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 15 ACT English, 22 SAT Writing and Language, 57 CPT Sentence Skills or 237 NGA Writing.


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the technique for obtaining body measurements.
  • Apply the theories of sterile techniques.
  • Demonstrate use of instruments.
  • Demonstrate methods of infection control and safety.
  • Administer medications (all routes).
  • Demonstrate maintenance of equipment in the clinical area.
  • Ensure documentation of all patient encounters.
  • Identify special dietary needs.
  • Simulate various medical tests, e.g. ECG's, pulmonary function test.
  • Identify the rules of medication administration.
  • Apply First Aid procedures.
  • Select proper sites for medication administration.
  • Incorporate critical thinking skills when interacting with patients.
  • Apply effective communication skills.
  • Calculate proper dosages for medication administration.
  • Support patients and providers before, during and after treatment.
  • Perform compliance reporting.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; MEDICAL ASSISTING; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 180215613Med Office ClinicalHYBRC4Donahee-Rader M7/12/0Open$335.00T  09:00 AM-03:24 PM RC245

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday