MDAS - MEDICAL ASSISTING TECHNOLOGY

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 RECORDS
[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   MEDICAL 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
[4 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.

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Last Updated: 1/3/12