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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Allied Business Schools, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Assisting

Location: 
Various, distance learning format.
Length: 
245 hours.
Dates: 
March 2007 - December 2014.
Learner Outcomes: 
Students will be able to: define and use patient health assessments, vital signs, patient education, nutrition and health promotion, infection control, physical examination process, and medical record documentation, identify and explain diagnostic procedures, such as diagnostic imaging, electrocardiography, clinical laboratory, microbiology, immunology, urinalysis, and phlebotomy, identify medical emergencies and the medical assistant's role regarding the use of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and automated external defibrillation, assess the medical assistant's role in assisting medical specialists with examination processes and procedures, list the principles of pharmacology, pharmacological math, and medication administration, apply critical thinking and decision-making skills that assist the medical assistant to improve job skills, define the disease processes and disorders of the body systems, participate in competency challenges in order to identify and apply didactic learning concepts to realistic practice.
Instruction: 
This course focuses on the medical assistant's role in various practices including endocrinology, geriatrics, urology, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, etc. Students will be American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certified. Methods of Instruction are: reading assignments, study guides, VMO (Virtual Medical Office) exercises, quizzes, section exams, and final exam.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Allied Health (3/12).

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