Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

MDA-105 - Clinical Medical Assisting 1 (5 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: Admission into the Medical Assistant Program COREQUISITES: ALH140, CIT100, MDA104 and MDA208
This course provides the medical assistant student knowledge, behaviors and skills used in the medical office to assist the physician to provide patient care. Areas of concentration include structural organization of the body, orientation to clinical medical assisting, infection control, patient records, preparing patients for examinations, assisting with examinations, minor surgery and diagnostic tests. Procedures encountered in various medical specialties are included. Laboratory time is included for skills competency. Additional hours of practice time under the direct supervision of an instructor are provided. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

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