Medical Assisting I (MED105)
This course is designed to give the medical assisting student an introduction to both the clerical and clinical aspects of the profession. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in effective verbal and written communication, telephone techniques, reception of patients, schedule management, and mail management. Students will also be able to assess vital signs, take patient histories, demonstrate various aspects of patient preparation prior to an examination, and explain the legal and ethical issues impacting the field of medical assisting. Co-requisites: MED 112. Credit: 7 hours (6 hours theory, 1 hour lab).