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Medical Assistant Career Prep with Medical Terminology (Voucher Included)

 

Course Code: MSM136

HOURS: 310

ACCESS LENGTH: 12 MONTHS

DELIVERY: ONLINE, SELF-PACED

RETAIL PRICE: $3,999.00

MATERIALS INCLUDED

 

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) national certification exam.  The cost of the course INCLUDES the cost of the certification exam.

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Course Overview:

In this course, we will explore the profession of medical assisting by looking at the role of the medical assistant, the importance of health records, and key terminology in the field. We will learn the fundamentals of medical assisting such as infection control and medical emergencies. Assisting with medications, helping with the different medical specialties, and working with the clinical lab are topics that will be explored.

This course will provide you with key information about medical terminology systems. You will learn the key elements used to build medical terms. This will help you be able to decipher words on your own. You will also review body structure and the main systems of the human body. In doing so, you will learn how to recognize, pronounce. build and spell words related to body structure. You will test your new knowledge throughout the course with activities and quizzes. 

 

Course Outline:

Medical Assistant Career Prep Curriculum:
Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting

In this lesson, we will learn the basic roles of a medical assistant, the importance and types of patient records, and explore proper medical terminology.

Lesson 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting, Part 1

In this lesson, we will learn the fundamentals of clinical medical assisting, including infection control, examining patients, coaching patients, and nutrition.

Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting, Part 2

In this lesson, we will learn about the basics of surgical supplies and instruments, assisting with minor surgeries, electrocardiography, and the role of a medical assistant during medical emergencies.

Lesson 4: Assisting with Medications

In this lesson, we will learn about medications. Principles of pharmacology, reading labels, pharmacological math, and types and methods of medication administration will all be covered.

Lesson 5: Assisting with Medical Specialties, Part 1

In this lesson, we will learn about the medical specialties that employ medical assistants. The basics of each field are covered, including ophthalmology, dermatology, allergy and infectious disease, gastroenterology, and orthopedics.

Lesson 6: Assisting with Medical Specialties, Part 2

In this lesson, we will learn about the medical specialties that employ medical assistants. The basics of each field are covered, including neurology, behavioral health, endocrinology, cardiology, and pulmonology.

Lesson 7: Assisting with Medical Specialties, Part 3

In this lesson, we will learn about the medical specialties that employ medical assistants. The basics of each field are covered, including urology, obstetrics, pediatrics, and geriatrics.

Lesson 8: Assisting with Clinical Laboratory Procedures

In this lesson, we will learn about how medical assistants work with the clinical lab and the medical equipment associated with working with the lab.

Lesson 9: Job Seeking

In this lesson, we will learn about how to apply for and find a job in the field of medical assisting.

Medical Terminology Career Prep Curriculum:
Lesson 1: Basic Elements of a Medical Word

This lesson will help you be able to Identify the four-word elements used to build medical words. You will also learn how to divide medical words into their component parts and apply the basic rules to define and build medical words. You will learn how to interpret pronunciation marks so you can pronounce medical terms presented in this chapter.

Lesson 2: Suffixes and Prefixes

This lesson will show you how to identify examples of surgical, diagnostic, pathological, and related suffixes. You will learn how you can link combining forms and word roots to suffixes. You will define and provide surgical, diagnostic, pathological, and related suffixes. You will also learn how to define and provide adjective, noun, and diminutive suffixes. You will see how to locate and apply guidelines for pluralizing terms and define common prefixes used in medical terminology. You will see how a prefix changes the meaning of a medical word and learn to recognize and define prefixes of position, number and measurement, and direction.

Lesson 3: Body Structure

This lesson provides an orientation to the body as a whole and contains general terms that are relevant to all body systems. Learning these terms and how they are used to locate and describe structures within the body helps to master the material presented in subsequent chapters of this book. Included are terms associated with diseases, abnormal conditions, and diagnostic and med- ical procedures used in the clinical setting. Also, case studies provide prototypes for documenting health-care services in a patient’s electronic medical record.

Lesson 4: Integumentary, Digestive and Respiratory Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about three body systems. You will be able to locate the major organs of each system and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each system relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all three systems. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each of the three systems as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each system. 

Lesson 5: Cardiovascular, Blood, Lymphatic and Immune Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about four body systems. You will be able to locate the major organs of each system and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each system relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all four systems. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each of the three systems as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each system. 

Lesson 6: Musculoskeletal, Urinary and Reproductive Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about three body systems. You will be able to locate the major organs of each system and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each system relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all three systems. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each of the three systems as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each system. 

Lesson 7: Nervous System and Special Senses

In this lesson, you will learn about one body system and special senses. You will be able to locate the major organs of each and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all both. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each one as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each.

All necessary materials are included.

 

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)

Operating System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

 Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.



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