MDAS - MEDICAL ASSISTING TECHNOLOGY

Department of Health & Human Services (UCT)


MDAS - 1110 BASIC MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
[3 hours] This course introduces medical word building, prefixes, suffixes and special endings. The medical terms relating to body structure are presented. The following systems are explored in detail: musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, genitourinary and blood and lymph systems.


MDAS - 1120 BILLING, INS AND MEDICAL FORMS
[4 hours] This course develops skill in the +Medic Computer System. Students are instructed in the current ICD and CPT codes. Various insurance protocols are presented. Prerequisite: 20 WPM; Permission Corequisite: MDAS 1110


MDAS - 1210 ADVANCED MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
[3 hours] This course expands information presented in MDAS 1110. The following systems are explored in detail: Integumentary, gastrointestinal, female reproductive, endocrine, nervous system and special senses. Prerequisite: MDAS 1110


MDAS - 1220 MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
[4 hours] This class presents the use of the + Medic System for scheduling appointments, and preparing a complete patient record. Also presented are general business management procedures including payroll and banking. Prerequisite: MDAS 1120. Corequisite: MDAS 1210


MDAS - 1230 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
[2 hours] Development of medical transcription and word processing skills. Course content includes medical reports in various specialty areas such as physical exams, discharge summaries, and other medical reports. Prerequisite: 25 wpm Corequisite: MDAS 1210


MDAS - 1240 LAW AND ETHICS IN MEDICINE
[2 hours] Basic ethical and legal concepts relating to health care delivery. The importance of documentation is stressed. Confidentiality, professionalism, informed consent, drug regulations and related issues are examined in detail.


MDAS - 1250 ADVANCED CODING
[3 hours] In-depth examination of ICD and CPT codes. Current ICD and CPT Code Books will be used. The impact of coding on reimbursement will be discussed. Prerequisite: Permission; MDAS 1120


MDAS - 2110 MEDICATIONS
[3 hours] This course is a study of the actions, uses, and side effects of the most common medications prescribed in a medical office. Patient teaching is emphasized. Clinical competency of injection techniques is taught and practiced. Prerequisite: TSBS 1110, 1130 Corequisite: MDAS 1210


MDAS - 2120 MEDICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES
[3 hours] This course presents basic principles of POL testing. OSHA and CLIA regulations and QC/QA methods are stressed. The student learns specimen collection and processing, patient education and procedures for urinalysis, hematology, and blood chemistry, bacteriology and immunology techniques. Prerequisite: TSBS 1110, 1130 Corequisite: MDAS 1210


MDAS - 2130 ASSESSMENT IN MEDICAL OFFICE
[3 hours] This course addresses the basic clinical procedures used in physician's offices. It includes patient education, vital signs, positioning and draping and measuring visual acuity. Course coverage will also include nutrition and diet therapy, radiography and professionalism. Prerequisite: TSBS 1110, 1130 Corequisite: MDAS 1210


MDAS - 2140 CLINICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES
[4 hours] Lectures and laboratory experiences emphasizing all phases of responsibilities of the medical assistant in the medical office. This course must be completed the semester directly preceding the clinical externship. Prerequisite: MDAS 1210, 1220; TSBS 1110, 1130 Corequisite: MDAS 1230, 1240, 2139, 2110, 2120


MDAS - 2210 MEDICAL ASSISTING EXTERNSHIP
[3 hours] Guided practical experience in a physician's office, hospital and/or clinic. Course content includes preparation for national certifying examination. Prerequisite: MDAS 2140; Permission of Director


MDAS - 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours] A course designed to provide educational opportunities in a specialized academic area under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

Last Updated: 1/3/12