Academy of Allied Health Sciences
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CIP Code: 510710

This course will focus on skill level training and on the administrative component of the medical assistant field. In this course students learn about various aspects of medical office practices. The course is completed in an approximate eighteen (18) week period. Students learn medical ethics & law, asepsis, assisting in exams, treatment & vital signs. They also learn about administering clinical tests such as hearing assessment, sonograms & radiographic procedures. The course gives an introduction to medications with regulations & procedures for patients, drug classification, dosage & common methods of admin. Students also lean about medical emergencies & first aid procedures as well as identifying elements of medical office environments.

They will apply rules of medical record coding systems, creating & using a word processing document, input computer data, identify methods for patient fees, complete a written itemized billing statement. Students learn to use different Office Equipment like Computers, Fax Machine, & Adding Machines etc. They also learn to use computer programs like Microsoft Word & Excel as well as how to make appointments & reminders, entering & storing diagnostic codes & filing information. This course will cover the usage and management of health information and the electronic health record (EHR). Besides the traditional components to the course, it will also cover Business Communication & Group Dynamics, Risk Management, Financial Procedures, CPR, HIPAA Compliance and Career Development and includes a 60 hour internship at a site provided by our center.