MED 110 – Orientation to Med Assist

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 1
This course covers the history of medicine and the role of the medical assistant in the health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication, attitude, behaviors, and duties in the medical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to project a positive attitude and promote the profession of medical assisting.

MED 116 – Introduction to A & P

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 4
This course introduces basic anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between body structure and function  and the procedures common to health care. Upon completion, students should be able to identify body system components and functions relating this knowledge to the delivery of health care.

MED 118 – Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course covers legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues. Emphasis is placed on legal terms, professional attitudes, and the principles and basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the legal Read More

MED 121 – Medical Terminology I

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their Read More

MED 122 – Medical Terminology II

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

MED 130 – Admin Office Procedures

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment processing, written and oral communications, medical records, patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic administrative skills within the medical environment.

MED 131 – Admin Office Procedures II

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course provides medical office procedures in both economic and management skills. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel.

MED 138 – Infection/Hazard Control

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course introduces the student to infection and hazard control procedures necessary for the healthcare worker. Topics include introduction to Microbiology, Practical Infection Control, Sterilization and Monitoring, Chemical Disinfectants, Aseptic Technique, Infectious diseases, and applicable North Carolina laws. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of infectious diseases, disease transmission, infection control Read More

MED 140 – Exam Room Procedures I

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 3 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 5
This course provides instruction in clinical examining room procedures. Topics include asepsis, infection control, assisting with exams and treatment, patient education, preparation and administration of medications, EKG, vital signs, and medical emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in exam room procedures.

MED 150 – Laboratory Procedures I

Medical Assisting
Lecture: 3 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 5
This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques used by the medical assistant. Topics include lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics.