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HPM 175C Medical Assistant Degree Practicum
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Practica - 180 Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
Cross-Listed:  


Description: Supervised, unpaid practical experience of 180 hours in an ambulatory health care setting performing both administrative and clinical procedures. This course is required for the Medical Assistant AAS Degree. Students must receive a grade of C or better to pass this course. Students who fail will not be allowed to repeat this course. Students who withdraw with instructor's consent may retake this course only once with instructor consent. Prerequisites: 1. Instructor consent. 2. Mandatory requirements specific to HPM175C must be met before enrollment. 3. All program courses must be successfully completed before enrolling in HPM175C.



Prerequisites: 1. Instructor consent.
2. Mandatory requirements specific to HPM175C must be met before enrollment.
3. All program courses must be successfully completed before enrolling in HPM175C.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate the following competencies under supervision in the medical setting:
1. Medical assisting clinical competencies including:
a. (Application Level) Demonstrate medical asepsis according to the OSHA Standards. (CSLO#2)
b. (Application Level) Demonstrate sterilization and disinfection techniques.
c. (Synthesis Level) Communicate effectively by considering the perspectives of patients during preparation and while assisting with the physical examination. (CSLO#1)
d. (Analysis Level) Recognize individual perspectives while performing eye and ear assessment and procedures.
e. (Analysis Level) Recognize individual perspectives while applying physical agents to promote tissue healing.
f. (Analysis Level) Recognize individual perspectives in preparing and assisting with gynecologic prenatal and pediatric examinations.
g. (Analysis Level) Recognize individual perspectives in preparing and assisting with minor office surgery.
h. (Analysis Level) Analyze and verify medication orders including preparation and administration of medications using appropriate math theories, principles, applications, and methods.
i. (Analysis Level) Analyze and perform electrocardiography using knowledge of the equipment and consideration of the patient.
j. (Analysis Level) Analyze, prepare, and administer a spirometer test using knowledge of the equipment and consideration of the patient.
k. (Analysis Level) Analyze, prepare, and assist with colon procedures using knowledge of the equipment and consideration of the patient.
l. (Synthesis Level) Communicate, instruct, and inform patients on necessary health care information considering complexity of cultures and perspectives of others. (CSLO#1)
m. (Synthesis Level) Communicate, instruct, and inform patients on necessary dietary and special dietary needs.
n. (Analysis Level) Analyze and perform urinalysis applying scientific concepts, principles, and methods.
o. (Analysis Level) Analyze and perform phlebotomy applying scientific concepts, principles, and methods.
p. (Analysis Level) Analyze and perform hematology, blood chemistry and serology, and microbiology tests applying scientific concepts, principles, and methods. (CSLO#2)

2. Medical assisting administrative competencies including:
a. (Analysis Level) Analyze and perform basic medical assisting clerical functions by assessing, evaluating, manipulating, and applying data effectively and ethically.
b. (Analysis Level) Analyze and perform bookkeeping procedures by accessing, evaluating, manipulating, and applying data effectively and ethically.
c. (Analysis Level) Analyze and process insurance claims and perform insurance procedural and diagnostic coding by accessing, evaluating, manipulating, and applying data effectively and ethically.

3. General Competencies including:
a. (Analysis Level) Analyze and demonstrate professional communications skills through effective oral and written communication considering cultural complexity and the perspective of others. (CSLO#3)
b. (Analysis Level) Analyze and demonstrate knowledge of confidentiality and legal concepts including personal integrity, considering the perspectives of others, and the larger community. (CSLO#3)
c. (Synthesis Level) Communicate patient instructions including considering the complexity of cultures, perspective of others, and using effective oral and listening communication skills.
d. (Analysis Level) Analyze and demonstrate medical setting operational functions including informational and technological literacy to access and evaluate information effectively and ethically. (CSLO#4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Medical Assistant AAS degree is accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Graduates are eligible to take the AAMA examination to become certified Medical Assistants/CMA (AAMA).

2. Standards are based on the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Core Curriculum 2015 Plan for Medical Assistants. See Attachment below for the Standards for MAERB Core Curriculum.

This program is competency-based education that emphasizes skills and evaluates mastery of those skills according to the actual learner's performance. Each competency listed in the attached document of MAERB Core Curriculum 2015 Plan for medical assistants must be completed with accuracy, according to the correct procedures and within the time frame allowed.

Websites

AAMA Web Site
http://www.aama-ntl.org/

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) Web site:
www.maerb.org

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) website for MA Standards:
http://www.caahep.org/documents/file/Publications-And-Governing-Documents/MedicalAssistingStandards.pdf

(*Learning Outcomes #2 A-E are based on the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Appendix B Core Curriculum for Medical Assistants 2015 Curriculum Plan.)

See attachments:
1. MAERB Core Curriculum
2. CAAHEP Standards for MA Program